Dec 5, 2016

Sea Shepherd ships depart for annual battle with Japanese whalers

Two ships have left Australia, bound for the freezing Southern Ocean to confront the Japanese whaling fleet in an annual high-seas battle, environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said Monday. The organization’s flagship, the Steve Irwin, departed for Antarctic waters along with fast, new patrol ...

Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

Nov 18, 2016

Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

Japanese vessels left Friday to conduct what Tokyo calls “research whaling” in the Antarctic Ocean through March. Japan is planning to hunt 333 Antarctic minke whales in its second whaling expedition in the Antarctic Ocean since an international court ruled against the practice in ...

Japan, West clash at IWC meet over coastal whale hunts

Oct 27, 2016

Japan, West clash at IWC meet over coastal whale hunts

Japan has pleaded with the world’s whaling watchdog to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food. The issue of “small-type coastal hunting” is a key dispute between pro- ...

Sea Shepherd gets fast anti-whaling ship

Oct 3, 2016

Sea Shepherd gets fast anti-whaling ship

With its distinctive Jolly Roger flag flying from the mast, the sleek, high-speed, slate-gray Ocean Warrior is the latest weapon in the bitter war between marine conservationists and Japan’s whaling fleet. “The one thing that we were missing in our fleet was a vessel ...