Apr 20, 2015

Japan asks France to hand over Sea Shepherd founder

Japan has asked the French government to hand over Paul Watson, founder of the radical anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, government sources said Monday. The Japan Coast Guard put Watson on an international wanted list on charges of obstructing Japan’s “research whaling” program in the ...

Sea Shepherd touts dramatic rescue of 'poachers'

Apr 7, 2015

Sea Shepherd touts dramatic rescue of 'poachers'

Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said it rescued 40 crew members from a sinking ship of “poachers” it was pursuing for months for alleged illegally fishing in the Southern Ocean, but described the ship’s capsize as suspicious. Sea Shepherd said its ships Bob Barker ...

Jan 6, 2015

11 Sea Shepherd activists were denied entry to Japan in 2014

Eleven members of the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd were denied entry to Japan by the Justice Ministry in 2014, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. In general terms, Japan denies entry to those who “do not qualify for resident status under the immigration ...

Rare albino dolphin captured in Taiji: Sea Shepherd

Nov 26, 2014

Rare albino dolphin captured in Taiji: Sea Shepherd

A rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen, said a campaign group staging a protest over the sale or slaughter of the creatures. The albino Risso’s dolphin was driven into a cove over the weekend by fishermen at Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, said ...

Contentious annual dolphin hunt begins in Taiji

Sep 17, 2014

Contentious annual dolphin hunt begins in Taiji

The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered Tuesday in the small town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, campaigners and a local fishermen’s union said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups. Activists from the environmentalist group Sea Shepherd have been monitoring ...

| Apr 1, 2014

Ruling puts whaling in doubt

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi says he will look for ways to continue whaling despite an order by the world court to discontinue the hunt.