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Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica. Pic: AP.

Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:11AM UTC Comments Off Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members have vowed to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that halted the country's Antarctic whaling program....

Conservationists praise ICJ ruling on Japanese whaling

By Mon, Mar 31, 2014 9:03PM UTC 1 Comment Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica. Pic: AP.

International conservation groups have praised the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to order a halt, temporarily at least, to Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. The Court ordered Monday the immediate revocation of special permits granted to Japanese whalers to kill and gather whales in the name of scientific research....

ICJ says Japanese whaling not scientific, orders halt to permits

By Mon, Mar 31, 2014 6:15PM UTC Comments Off Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru No. 3 shoots a water cannon at anti-whaling activists in 2011. Pic: AP.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice says that Japan's Antarctic whaling program is not for scientific purposes and has ordered a temporary stay on the program....

Australia: Environment Minister ignores distress call from Antarctic

By Mon, Mar 03, 2014 3:30PM UTC Comments Off Sea Shepherd's fleet observes this Minked Whale swimming around the vessel. (Photo: Tim Watters)

The “Relentless Operation” of the Sea Shepherd Australia (SSA) is in distress following the attacks of Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean. Captain Peter Hammarstedt of The Bob Barker alleged that Japanese fleet has assaulted his vessel for the third time this season and has sounded alarm to the Australian Government asking for rescue. However,...

Australia cannot stop Japanese whaling, expert says

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014 5:20PM UTC 53 Comments Nisshin Maru rams The Bob Barker in one of the clashes in the Southern Ocean (Photo: Sea Shepherd)

An International law expert from the Australia National University said Australia cannot stop the Japanese from whaling in the Southern Ocean and its relentless monitoring activities have no legal ground. Donald Rothwell told the ABC  that Australia’s surveillance may compromise the country’s claim to sovereignty over the Antarctic. Speaking to Lucy Carter, Rothwell asked: Well the...

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