Japan ends whale hunt with 211 catches

Japanese whaling ships will start arriving back back home Saturday after catching 211 whales during their three-month voyage in the northwest Pacific, the fisheries agency said.

The main ship of the six-vessel fleet, 8,044-ton Nisshin-maru, will arrive in Tokyo on Saturday, with the rest returning to their ports by the end of the month, the agency said.

Since they left on June 6, the ships caught 100 sei whales, 59 minke whales, 50 Bryde