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Animal Rights Group Uses Drones To Track-Down Japanese Whalers
2011-12-27 05:46:40

A group of infamously aggressive whale-hunting opponents say that they have tracked down and photographed hunters participating in Japan´s annual Antarctic whale hunt using an unpiloted drone aircraft to spot their ship. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said it was able to locate the Japanese ship the Nisshin Maru off the western coast of Australia over the weekend using the unmanned aircraft. Their plans to harass the whaling expedition were temporarily foiled, however, when...

Japan Suing Sea Shepherd For Disrupting Whaling Activity
2011-12-09 12:57:55

Japanese whaling authorities said on Friday that they were suing the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society group to try and stop it from interfering in the annual whale hunt. This is the first move by Japan to attempt legal action against anti-whaling campaigners, who have used extreme methods against ships involved in the hunt. "Today, Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha and the Institute of Cetacean Research along with research vessels' masters filed a lawsuit against the Sea Shepherd Conservation...

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2011-04-26 10:51:14

Two Japanese whaling vessels from Kushiro launched their annual coastal whale hunt from the tsunami-devastated areas on the east coast of the northern island of Hokkaido, a fisheries agency official told AFP. Joining the fleet will be 5 crewman from the Ayukawa Whaling company, the only whaling company in the fishing town of Ayukawa. Already suffering from a recall of its Antarctic whaling fleet a month early from threats posed by the activist environmental outfit Sea Shepherd Society, the...

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2011-01-26 12:55:00

Militant activists fighting against Japan's Southern Ocean whaling campaign said on Wednesday that they had tracked down and were chasing a factory ship key to the Antarctic harpoon mission. A vessel from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society found the Nisshin Maru late Tuesday in the ice of the Ross Sea after a 26-day pursuit covering 4,000 nautical miles. "We found it yesterday and it had just started whaling again, so we know they killed one whale," activist Captain Paul Watson told AFP...

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2011-01-05 10:35:00

Despite declining demand for whale meat in Japan, the "lethal research" which Japanese whalers use to justify harvesting cetaceans for consumer use continues. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's "Gojira" speedboat threw glass battles at the "Yushin Maru-2" and threw ropes toward its propeller, the Institute of Cetacean Research, which organizes Japan's whaling mission, told the AFP news agency. Anti-whale hunting nations, led by Australia and New Zealand, and international environmental...

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2011-01-03 09:20:00

The latest diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks on Monday show that officials from Japan and the U.S. had discussed the possibility of taking action against a team of anti-whaling conservationists, various media outlets are reporting. The leaked documents show that Monica Medina, the American representative to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), participated in talks with Katsuhiro Machida, the director-general of Japan's Fisheries Agency, and other officials in November 2009....

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2011-01-02 07:45:00

Militant anti-whalers said on Saturday that they had clashed with Japanese harpoonists in the Southern Ocean, chasing after them through ice packs. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's vessels have been seeking to disrupt the Japanese whalers on their annual hunt in Antarctic waters, but had not been able to find the Japanese fleet until Friday. Paul Watson, the society's president, said that they made contact with the whalers and would attempt to prevent any of the whales from being...

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2010-11-18 13:20:00

New Zealand has decided that the captains of a Japanese whaling vessel and a high-tech protest boat off Antarctica are not at fault for the collision. The collision, which took place on January 6, cut the bow off the protesters boat. However, Maritime New Zealand said that there was no evidence that either side deliberately caused the collision, but blamed poor seamanship instead. The crash took place as protesters from the Sea Shepherd environmental group sought to thwart Japan's annual...

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2010-02-17 06:51:44

Officials said Tuesday that an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand is in custody on a Japanese vessel and will be taken to Japan to face charges after secretly boarding the ship as part of a protest. U.S. activist Peter Bethune jumped aboard the Shonan Maru 2 from a Jet Ski on Monday with the stated goal of making a citizen's arrest of the ship's captain and presenting him with a $3 million bill for the destruction of a protest ship last month. According to Fisheries Agency official...

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2010-02-07 10:55:00

Anti-whaling activists accused Japanese harpooners on Saturday of purposely ramming one of their ships and piercing its hull to further escalate the hostilities in Antarctic waters. According to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the harpoon ship Yushin Maru No. 3 collided with the Bob Barker during a clash off Cape Denley in Australian Antarctic waters, creating a three-foot four-inch deep hole above the waterline.  No one was injured. The head of the Sea Shepherd mission Paul...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.