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Australia Draws Fire For Sending Plane, Not Ship, To Confront Whalers
2013-12-23 07:12:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the controversial Japanese whaling season quickly approaches and as the conservationist group Sea Shepherd launches its fleet of vessels to confront whalers head on, Australia announced it would send a plane as well to monitor the situation in the Southern Ocean. However, the country’s Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, is drawing fire from a campaign group for opting to send a plane rather than a ship. The Greens, an...

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...

2012-11-08 08:27:25

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced today the release of Whale Wars Season 4 on DVD this month under its exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications. Ride along with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they risk their lives in the most brutal conditions to take on Japanese whaling vessels. Captain Paul Watson leads his team of crazy die-hards on another dangerous campaign to end...

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...

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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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2011-01-03 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....

2010-11-01 10:37:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaiam, Inc., a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced today the release of three new DVD titles, Deadliest Catch Season 6, Whale Wars Season 3 and Colossal Squid, under its exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications. Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch Season 6 is the most watched season in the history of the series. Season 6 follows the crews of the fishing vessels, the Cornelia Marie, the Northwestern, the Time...

2010-01-06 14:40:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in the Southern Ocean, an ancillary vessel from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the Ady Gil, and the Japanese security ship, the Shonan Maru No. 2, physically collided, leaving the much smaller Ady Gil sinking and unsalvageable. According to the Sea Shepherds, the Japanese vessel rammed the Ady Gil while the Ady Gil was motionless. However, Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research reports that the Ady Gil collided with...

2009-12-03 09:21:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaiam Inc., a leading distributor of lifestyle media, today announced the release of four hit titles in December, under their exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications. The launch includes TLC's Cake Boss, Animal Planet's Whale Wars and Discovery Channel's Time Warp, and Unleashed! Deadly Animal Attacks. "These four programs have already captivated millions of viewers and continue to gain new fans each day," said...

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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...