Latest Hvalur sinkings Stories

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...

2009-10-27 07:42:35

On Monday the Japanese head of state made a diplomatic but earnest plea for Netherlands' authorities to take punitive measures against a Dutch-registered sea vessel used by the radical environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to harass Japanese whaling ships in the waters of the Antarctic. Shortly into his four-day trip to the country, newly-elected Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama met with Dutch premier Jan Peter Balkenende and made a direct request that his government...

2009-04-13 11:42:39

Japan's notorious whaling fleet fell extremely short of their goal after interference caused by anti-whaling activists. After five months at sea, the six-ship flotilla trapped 680 whales, falling very short of the intended 765 and 935, the agency said. "It was mainly because of the harassment by the Sea Shepherds," said Shigeki Takaya of the agency's whaling division. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society environmental group beleaguered the ships for 16 days, he noted. The group's ship...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.