Media playback is unsupported on your device

Japanese whaling ships start their annual spring hunt

26 April 2014 Last updated at 12:37 BST

A fleet of whaling ships has left Japan to hunt for whales along the country's northern coast.

It is the first hunt for Minke whales since the International Court of Justice ordered Japan to suspend similar activities in the Antarctic.

Russell Trott reports.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.