We don’t buy it!

For its entire history, Japan’s commercial whaling industry has been dominated by three companies—Maruha, Nippon Suisan and Kyokuyo.

These three companies are now powerful multinational seafood enterprises with extensive commercial seafood distribution interests in the European Union, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

From the outset of their large-scale commercial hunting operations in the late 1920s until the international ban on commercial whaling in 1986, Nippon Suisan, Kyokuyo and Maruha profited from the death of nearly half a million great whales.