Australia disappointed by Japan's whale hunt in Southern Ocean

/ Jan 16, 2017

Australia disappointed by Japan's whale hunt in Southern Ocean

Australia said Monday it is "deeply disappointed" that Japan has continued whaling in the Southern Ocean after anti-whaling activists published a photograph of a dead whale two days after Australian and Japanese leaders discussed the issue. Australia has long opposed Japanese whaling and the contentious ...

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 vessel ...

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 with ...

| 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.

Declining appetites are bigger threat to whaling

Apr 1, 2014

Declining appetites are bigger threat to whaling

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The greatest threat to Japan's whaling industry may not be the environmentalists harassing its ships or the countries demanding its abolishment, but consumers who have lost their appetite for the delicacy. The amount of whale meat stockpiled for lack of buyers has nearly doubled over ...