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06

Jan

Sea Shepherd locate whaling fleet within sanctuaryConservation group claims the Japanese were hunting illegally within the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Sea Shepherd locate whaling fleet within sanctuary
Conservation group claims the Japanese were hunting illegally within the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

27

Feb


U.S. Court labels Sea Shepherd ‘pirates’ 



Captain Paul Watson calls Chief Judge Alex Kozinski’s opinion ‘irrelevant.’            
Captain Paul Watson calls Chief Judge Alex Kozinski’s opinion ‘irrelevant.’            

19

Sep

Sea Shepherd founder to remain at seaAfter skipping bail in Germany this summer, Paul Watson says he will stay in international waters to avoid arrest.

Sea Shepherd founder to remain at sea
After skipping bail in Germany this summer, Paul Watson says he will stay in international waters to avoid arrest.

31

Aug

Fugitive whale campaigner vows to stop Japan huntPaul Watson vowed to spearhead Sea Shepherd’s next campaign against Japan’s annual whale hunt, pledging to prevent a single animal being killed. Watson has an Interpol arrest warrant out on him after skipping bail in Germany in July on charges stemming from a high-seas confrontation over shark finning in 2002 and he has not been seen since.

Fugitive whale campaigner vows to stop Japan hunt
Paul Watson vowed to spearhead Sea Shepherd’s next campaign against Japan’s annual whale hunt, pledging to prevent a single animal being killed. Watson has an Interpol arrest warrant out on him after skipping bail in Germany in July on charges stemming from a high-seas confrontation over shark finning in 2002 and he has not been seen since.

26

Jul

Sea Shepherd chief flees over Japan extradition fearPaul Watson skipped bail and fled Germany over fears Japan would seek his extradition if he was sent to Costa Rica.

Sea Shepherd chief flees over Japan extradition fear
Paul Watson skipped bail and fled Germany over fears Japan would seek his extradition if he was sent to Costa Rica.

14

May

Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson arrested in GermanyWatson, a Canadian national, is in a German jail after being detained on charges stemming from a confrontation over shark finning in 2002.

Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson arrested in Germany
Watson, a Canadian national, is in a German jail after being detained on charges stemming from a confrontation over shark finning in 2002.

09

Mar

Saboteurs blamed as Japan whale catch falls shortJapan’s Antarctic whaling fleet has killed less than a third of the animals it planned to because of sabotage by activists, Tokyo said. Whalers killed 266 minke whales and one fin whale, the agency said, well below the approximately 900 they had been aiming for when they left Japan in December.

Saboteurs blamed as Japan whale catch falls short
Japan’s Antarctic whaling fleet has killed less than a third of the animals it planned to because of sabotage by activists, Tokyo said. Whalers killed 266 minke whales and one fin whale, the agency said, well below the approximately 900 they had been aiming for when they left Japan in December.

18

Jan

Sea Shepherd says 3 members injured by Japanese whalersThe anti-whaling demonstrators were injured after Japanese crew members used grappling hooks and bamboo poles against them in a high-seas clash.

Sea Shepherd says 3 members injured by Japanese whalers
The anti-whaling demonstrators were injured after Japanese crew members used grappling hooks and bamboo poles against them in a high-seas clash.

09

Jan

Australian anti-whaling activists could face Tokyo chargesThree men from the Forest Rescue Australia group boarded a Japanese whaling ship to prevent it from tailing the Sea Shepherd’s Steve Irwin ship.

Australian anti-whaling activists could face Tokyo charges
Three men from the Forest Rescue Australia group boarded a Japanese whaling ship to prevent it from tailing the Sea Shepherd’s Steve Irwin ship.

04

Jan

Sea Shepherd finds Japanese harpoon shipThe Japanese vessel still had its harpoon covered and was therefore unlikely to have started killing any whales yet.

Sea Shepherd finds Japanese harpoon ship
The Japanese vessel still had its harpoon covered and was therefore unlikely to have started killing any whales yet.