CANBERRA, Australia, January 16, 2007 (ENS) - Australian EnvironmentMinister Ian Campbell says Japanese whalers will not be allowed to dock inAustralia as long as he is minister. Japan is about to begin its annual hunt of whales in the Southern Oceanunder a provision in the International Whaling Commission regulations thatallows for scientific research. This year Japan plans to kill up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and 10endangered fin whales. Humpback whales will be targeted in next year's hunt.A longtime opponent of whaling, Senator Campbell says no Japanese whalingvessel can come in to an Australian port.
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