Japan annual whale hunt 'halved by activists'
The ships have returned to port with just over half as many whales - 507 - as they had set out to catch.
"Commercial whaling has been banned worldwide since 1986 but Japan justifies its annual hunt as scientific research.
Meat not used for study ends up in restaurants and shops."
Meat not used for study - so that'll be all of it then - 507 whales worth this season, 15 tonnes for an average adult Minke means at least 2,500 tonnes of whale meat assuming 33% of meat from each dead whale - over 7,500 tonnes of whales.