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Sea Shepherd to hunt toothfish poachers in Antarctic

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 6:27PM UTC Comments Off Toothfish lying on deck (Photo: Supplied)

Marine conservation group, the Sea Shepherd, is gearing up for another Southern Ocean expedition in time for an Antarctic summer. The group suspects the Japanese will not return to kill whales this hunting season, but if they do, they will drive them back to Japan. The International Court of Justice declared in March this year Japanese whaling in the area is illegal....

Japan to resume Antarctic whale hunt next year

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014 1:02PM UTC Comments Off Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica earlier this year. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling next year, but with fewer killings and involving only minke whale, revising a research program that was rejected by the U.N.'s top court. ...

Japan kills 30 whales in 1st hunt since ICJ ruling

By Sat, Jun 14, 2014 3:48PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has caught 30 whales off its northern coast in its first hunt since an international court ordered the halt of its annual expedition in the Antarctic. ...

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 earlier this year. 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 earlier this year. 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....

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