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End high seas whaling say majority of Japanese people

Press release | 19 February, 2008 at 17:42

A Greenpeace commissioned opinion poll, released today, reveals that nearly three quarters of the Japanese people do not support their country's whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Astonishingly, 87% were surprised to learn that their...

Another of the Japanese Whaling Ships Out of the Hunting Grounds

Press release | 18 January, 2008 at 0:00

The Yushin Maru No.2, one of the harpoon-carrying "catcher boats" rendezvoused with the Nisshin Maru hundreds of miles north of the whale hunting ground.Sakyo Noda, Greenpeace Japan Whale Campaigner on board the Esperanza said "We are very...

Greenpeace drives Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds...

Press release | 13 January, 2008 at 0:00

After a high speed chase over hundreds of miles through fog and increasingly rough seas, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza this morning drove the Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds.Having confronted the fleet close to...

Greenpeace confronts Japanese whalers in Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

Press release | 11 January, 2008 at 21:06

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today confronted Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.The whaling fleet immediately took flight from the Esperanza, which is now in high-speed...

Iceland's fin whale hunt cancelled for 2016

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 25 February, 2016 2 comments

No endangered fin whales will be hunted in Iceland this year. This is great news. Word today from colleagues in Iceland, and now reports in both Icelandic and  English-language media  confirm that the planned hunt for fin...

Tokyo Two trial: Prosecution struggles on opening day

Feature story | 15 February, 2010 at 0:00

It’s been almost two years since the wrongful arrest of Junichi and Toru for their roles in exposing the corruption and lies woven in the fabric that holds the whaling industry together. As the trial for those charges began, it seemed obvious to...

Challenge to Japan to prosecute anti- whaling activists worldwide

Feature story | 4 November, 2008 at 0:00

Despite the moratorium on commercial whaling, the Japanese government continues to send a fleet of ships to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to kill over a thousand whales. Each season, the fleet departs for the Sanctuary and more whales...

Who rammed whom?

Feature story | 28 December, 2005 at 0:00

We've been here before: the Southern Ocean, the Japanese whaling fleet, Greenpeace defending the lives of whales in the face of so called "scientific whaling". And in true de ja vu style, the whalers are once again accusing Greenpeace of...

Whale meat return to sender

Blog entry by Dr. Iris Menn | 22 July, 2013 9 comments

A shipment of 130 tonnes of fin whale meat from whales killed four years ago has been sent back to Iceland and got unloaded in Reykjavik today.   When I was in an inflatable in Hamburg harbor on July 8, taking media calls and...

A whale of a time

Blog entry by John Frizell | 13 July, 2013 1 comment

Last week was a good week for the fin whales of the North Atlantic, a week that has been three years in the making. In April 2010, we learned that a ship from Iceland had unloaded 7 containers of whale meat in Rotterdam for...

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