Nov 29, 2015

Anonymous hacker group targets Iceland sites in whaling protest

Activist hackers from the Anonymous collective have claimed responsibility for bringing down five government websites in Iceland in a protest against whale-hunting by the North Atlantic nation. The sites, which included the prime minister’s official website and that of the environment and interior ministries, ...

Nov 18, 2015

Australia court fines Japanese firm $700,000 for killing whales

A Sydney court fined a Japanese firm 1 million Australian dollars ($709,300) Wednesday for repeatedly killing Antarctic minke whales in an Australian Southern Ocean sanctuary. The Federal Court found that Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha harpooned the animals in contravention of parts of Australia’s Environment Protection ...

Sep 5, 2015

Japan begins 'research whaling' season off coast of Hokkaido

Japan’s so-called research whaling season began Saturday off Kushiro, Hokkaido, to study the impact of minke whales on local fisheries. Eight minke whales were caught on the first day of whaling, which lasts through late October. Up to 51 minkes will be caught during ...

Sep 3, 2015

Japan to conduct 'research whaling' off northern Japan

The government will conduct so-called research whaling off Hokkaido in northern Japan from this Saturday through late October, with plans to take up to 51 minke whales, the Fisheries Agency said Wednesday. The coastal whaling — to be conducted off Kushiro, Hokkaido, on the ...