Taiji Drive Hunt Statistical Data

Pantropical spotted dolphins are driven into the Cove, Taiji, Japan

Current Season (2020/21)

The Cove 20/21 Quota Taiji

2019/20 Season

Total Captured: 180

Total Slaughtered: 560

Total Released: 181

Species Quota Captured Slaughtered
Bottlenose 298 58 0
Striped 450 10 247
Pantropical Spotted 280 51 0
Risso’s 251 25 115
Pacific White-Sided 100 15 0
Pilot Whale 101 14 44
False Killer Whale 49 0 0
Rough-Toothed 20 4 0
Melon-Headed Whale 200 3 154

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2018/19 Season

Total Captured: 241

Total Slaughtered: 556

Total Released: 361

Species Quota Captured Slaughtered
Bottlenose 414 164 15
Striped 450 5 234
Pantropical Spotted 400 16 0
Risso’s 251 26 142
Pacific White-Sided 134 7 1
Pilot Whale 101 0 0
False Killer Whale 70 0 0
Rough-Toothed 27 18 0
Melon-Headed Whale 200 5 164

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2017/18 Season

Total Captured: 106

Total Slaughtered: 614

Total Released: 199

Species Quota Captured Slaughtered
Bottlenose 414 25 0
Striped 450 4 284
Pantropical Spotted 400 0 0
Risso’s 251 21 158
Pacific White-Sided 134 21 0
Pilot Whale 132 3 32
False Killer Whale 70 0 0
Rough-Toothed 27 24 4
Melon-Headed Whale 300 8 136

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