gCaptain reports that the Japanese will resume whaling in spite of rulings against it by the International Court of Justice and the International Whaling Commission.
Mostly, whaling has been done in the waters off Antarctica, although there has been some Arctic Whaling, where the US currently makes no specific territorial claim, but has reserved the right to make claims at a later date. Leaving the policing of these waters by others may be seen as weakening any future US claim and strengthening the hand of Nations that actually police these waters.
Will the US in the person of the Coast Guard attempt to stop Japanese whaling in either the Arctic or the Antarctic?
How can you make a territorial claim in the open seas?
We know New Zealand is doing fisheries enforcement in waters off Antarctica:
Presumably the waters up to 200 miles off Antarctica are EEZ, but who’s?
I agree it is a bit murky.