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Japan and whaling

Topic | March 27, 2014 at 12:00

Esperanza still standing by stricken whaling vessel

Feature story | February 18, 2007 at 0:00

Our ship the Esperanza is still standing by the stricken whaling ship, Nisshin Maru, disabled by fire in the Southern Ocean. We have already provided information on ice conditions and are in radio contact with the Nisshin Maru crew. We are all...

Is Japan secretly planning to build a new whaling ship?

Feature story | December 12, 2007 at 0:00

All around the world, increasing numbers of people and governments are urging Japan to give up its whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Back in Japan however, there is evidence that plans are emerging to build a brand new...

Esperanza at location of disabled whaling ship

Feature story | February 17, 2007 at 0:00

The Esperanza is currently staying close by the Japanese government's whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru, which was disabled by fire on Thursday. This afternoon, we received a radio call from the whaling crew to tell us that the body of their...

Whalers' factory ship arrives in Tokyo

Feature story | March 23, 2007 at 0:00

The Nisshin Maru arrived in Tokyo Bay today. Its time in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary was cut short by a tragic fire, which claimed the life of one crewmember and threatened the Antarctic environment. Over the course of this past season...

Whalers on the move

Feature story | February 24, 2007 at 0:00

The Japanese Government whaling fleet is finally leaving the Southern Ocean, according to their expedition leader. The Nisshin Maru, disabled for nine days by fire, is moving under her own power. We hope this is the last time the fleet threatens...

Esperanza still on watch over disabled whaling ship

Feature story | February 22, 2007 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza maintains its watch over the Japanese government's whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru, which was disabled by fire.

551 whales too many

Feature story | April 14, 2008 at 0:00

After five months at sea, the Nisshin Maru arrived in Japan today having taken around half the number of whales from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary as planned, but still 551 whales too many.

Iceland: Killing whales makes no economic sense

Feature story | February 3, 2009 at 13:52

Killing whales to save the economy? It sounds like a terrible idea. Last week, the Icelandic government resigned, following widespread protests over its handling of the financial crisis. On his way out the door, outgoing Fisheries Minister Einar...

Over 100 Whales Saved by Greenpeace - Low Fuel Forces Esperanza Back to Port

Press release | January 26, 2008 at 7:04

After spending two weeks successfully preventing the Japanese whaling fleet from hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (1), the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is running low on fuel and must return to port. The Australian government ship...

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