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Steve Irwin, Bob Barker Sea Shepherd Ships Damaged In Clash With Japanese Whaling Vessels
2013-02-20 08:41:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The heat has been rising in the Southern Ocean as Japanese whalers and conservationists have been going head-to-head (or keel-to-keel in this case) in an all out war over whale hunting. In the latest clash, the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru has reportedly rammed as many as four conservation ships at sea. Captain Paul Watson, the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), said on his Facebook page: “The...

Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson Resigns
2013-01-09 11:05:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has stepped down as the head of the conservation group featured on the TV program Whale Wars in order to comply with a US court order. According to CNN, the injunction was granted to a pair of Japanese firms — the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) and Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. — by the Ninth Circuit Court of the United States. It prohibits Watson and his...

Sea Shepherd Founder Paul Watson Arrested In Germany
2012-05-14 08:33:29

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Founder of the anti-whaling organization Sea Shepherd and star of the Animal Planet show Whale Wars, Paul Watson, was arrested Saturday in Germany for a possible extradition to Costa Rica on charges of violating of ships traffic stemming from a 2002 incident. Several media sources report Watson also faces attempted murder charges linked to the same event. According to the Sea Shepherd website, the incident occurred while Watson was filming the documentary...

Sea Shepherd Activists Injured After Clash With Japanese Whalers
2012-01-18 09:22:24

Three anti-whaling activists have been injured during a clash at sea with Japanese whalers, some 300 miles north of Mawson Peninsula off the coast of Antarctica. Members aboard the Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No.2 apparently threw grappling hooks and bamboo poles at crew aboard the Steve Irwin anti-whaling vessel. Two crew members on the Steve Irwin were struck in the shoulder with iron grappling hooks and a third crew member was struck twice in the face with a long bamboo pole. The...

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...

Japanese Whaling To Resume In The Southern Ocean
2011-10-05 04:54:25

Japan plans to send out its whaling fleet again this year, even though they were turned back by the Sea Shepherd conservation group earlier this year. This year they caught only one-fifth of what they expected. The whalers captured only 171 minke whales and two fin whales, according to the International Whaling Commission (IWC). In order to increase the security of its fleet, according to the BBC, Japan will send extra ships to escort the whaling vessels in the Southern Ocean to guard from...

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2011-07-13 05:35:00

Japan and the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd exchanged barbs on Tuesday during a world whaling conference over the issue of hunting of cetaceans in waters around Antarctica. In a plenary session of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which oversees the hunting and the protection of cetaceans, Japanese delegation chief Kenji Kagawa described Sea Shepherd's pursuit of Japanese whaling ships as "sabotage", and accused the group of engaging in "violent and illegal acts". Kagawa showed...

2011-05-15 00:02:31

Effective next month, two Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships will enter the waters off the coast of Libya, an area declared to be in a state of war as NATO-backed rebel forces struggle to topple the despotic dictator Muammar Gaddafi, with the goal of intercepting bluefin tuna poachers and freeing any illegally caught fish in attempt to save the species from nearing extinction. Friday Harbor, WA (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 Effective next month, two Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships will...

2011-03-01 08:16:00

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Go Green Expo -- the nation's premiere green business and sustainable lifestyle show -- returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center April 15th-17th with more than 200 eco-friendly booths showcasing the latest and greatest in green products and services. L.A. residents and visitors will have the opportunity to see and explore the newest environmentally responsible goods and services as well as learn from eco-savvy celebrity speakers,...