May 12, 2016

Japanese whaling fleet sets off for northwestern Pacific

Japan resumed what it calls research whaling in the northwestern Pacific on Thursday as whaling vessels departed a port in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The mission is set to last until late July. Under the annual program, the Fisheries Agency will catch up to 90 ...

| 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.

Sea Shepherd sues whalers for piracy in Dutch court

Mar 23, 2013

Sea Shepherd sues whalers for piracy in Dutch court

Sea Shepherd has filed a suit against the crew of the whaling ship Nisshin Maru, alleging piracy and attempted manslaughter following a clash with two of the environmental group’s vessels in the Antarctic Ocean last month, their lawyers said. “We hereby lodge a suit ...