Sea Shepherd Condemns Japan’s Criminal Conspiracy to Poach Whales in the Southern Ocean

By: Sea Shepherd Global CEO of Sea Shepherd Global, Captain Alex Cornelissen, has condemned Japan’s plans to return to the Southern Ocean to slaughter whales this austral summer. “The pristine waters of the Southern Ocean are once again under threat from poachers,” said Cornelissen. “We would like to remind the […]

On Being Relentless – Update from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

by Captain Peter Hammarstedt, The Bob Barker SOUTHERN OCEAN Feb. 20, 2014 – With all three Sea Shepherd ships refueled, resupplied, and all three still tail-free, the second leg of Operation Relentless continues with the Sea Shepherd Fleet on track for delivering a record year of lives saved. To sum […]

Japanese Harpoon Ship Enters Australian Whale Sanctuary

By Sea Shepherd Australia Melbourne, Australia Feb. 9, 2014 — At 2023 AEDT on February 8, the Yushin Maru No. 3, one of three harpoon ships of the Japanese whaling fleet, entered the Australian Whale Sanctuary at the 200 nautical mile limit of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surrounding Macquarie […]

Sea Shepherd Australia: Whaling Ship Enters New Zealand Waters

By Sea Shepherd Australia SOUTHERN OCEAN Feb. 8, 2014 – At 0136 NZDT today, Saturday February 8, the Shonan Maru No. 2, the Japanese government security vessel responsible for sinking the New Zealand-registered trimaran Ady Gil in 2010, entered the 200 nautical mile limit of New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone […]

Whaling Fleet Approaching Australian and New Zealand Waters

By: Sea Shepherd Australia SOUTHERN OCEAN, Feb. 6, 2014 – The Yushin Maru No. 3, the harpoon ship responsible for hitting The Bob Barker during Sunday’s nine-hour assault on the Sea Shepherd ships, is currently approaching the waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. It is the second time this year […]

Appellate Commissioner Shaw of U.S. Court of Appeals Issues Recommendation

Appellate Commissioner Shaw of U.S. Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit Issues Recommendation in Case of Japan’s ICR Vs. Sea Shepherd; Final Ruling Still To Come Appellate Commissioner Peter Shaw late yesterday issued a report and recommended factual findings that undercut the attempt by Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) […]

Sea Shepherd Secures The Slipway of the Nisshin Maru: Whaling Halted

By: Sea Shepherd Australia SOUTHERN OCEAN January 30, 2014 – As of 1700 AEDT today, the Sea Shepherd Fleet has shut down the operations of the Japanese whaling fleet for seven consecutive days. The Sea Shepherd ships now guard the slipway of the Nisshin Maru, rendering the factory vessel unable […]

Japanese Whalers Running Out of Steam

By: Sea Shepherd Australia SOUTHERN OCEAN January 26, 2014 – The Japanese whaling fleet has abandoned its plans to out-run the Sea Shepherd Fleet, with its factory vessel, the Nisshin Maru, slowing down to 12 knots after a 36 hour chase at full speed. At approximately 1300 AEDT today, the […]

Sea Shepherd Boxes in Whaling Fleet, Suspends Poaching

By: Sea Shepherd Australia Melbourne, Australia January 25, 2014 — The Sea Shepherd Fleet has once again located the factory vessel of the Japanese whaling fleet, the Nisshin Maru, effectively suspending whale poaching operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The ship was located at 2050 AEDT on the 24th of […]

Sea Shepherd Australia: The Bloody Science of Whaling

by Captain Siddharth Chakravarty Captain of The Steve Irwin Conservative estimates put the number of whales killed between 1904 and 1987 in the Antarctic by commercial whaling fleets at 1,339,232. That’s an average of 16,000 whales per year – year after year – for 83 years. The marauding ships wiped […]