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Canada's Trudeau raps Japan PM on whale hunt

AFP  |  Ottawa 

Canadian Justin has taken issue with Japan's plan to resume commercial in a telephone call with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo

According to a statement from his office, said he "raised the important issue of whale conservation and committed to working with international partners to protect whale species."

announced last month that it was withdrawing from the International Commission (IWC) and would resume commercial this year, sparking criticism from activists and anti-whaling countries.

The commercial hunts, however, would be limited to Japan's territorial waters, said a top

And will not be able to continue so-called scientific research hunts in the and elsewhere that it has been exceptionally allowed as an IWC member.

The IWC, established in 1946 to conserve and manage the world's whale and cetacean population, introduced a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 02:45 IST