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May, 2008

  • 14 May

    Australian Government can stop Japan whaling

    (Sydney, Australia – 7 May 2007) – The Australian Government can stop Japan killing any more whales in the Southern Ocean by taking legal action, according to an independent panel of Australia’s leading international law experts, commissioned by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org ).

  • 14 May

    Norway Starts Whale Hunting Season

    Norwegian Whaling Vessel Willassen Senior sunk in 2007

    The Norwegians murdered their first whale of the season this week-end. They slaughtered a calf. The Norwegian pirate whalers have set a quota of 1,052 whales for 2008. This despite the fact that the International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that Minke whale populations are only half of …

  • 12 May

    Spain Goes Ahead Fishing Red Tuna in Mediterranean Sea

    Tuna Fish Campaing

    The Spanish government will go ahead fishing immature red tuna (below 30 kilo) in the Mediterranean Sea, as General Director of Fishery Resources and Aquaculture, Fernando Curcio spoke out defending the legality to this over-fishing as ‘issue of minor importance’. Spain focuses on the exceeded quotas of France and Italy …

April, 2008

  • 28 April

    Armed Canadian Coast Guard Storms Sea Shepherd Ship and Arrests Crew

    From Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

    (From indymedia.org.uk)- At 0700 Hours (PST) and 1100 Hours Atlantic time the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel Farley Mowat was attacked by officers from two Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers the Des Groseilliers and the Sir Wifred Grenfell. Captain Alex Cornelissen informed the boarders that the Farley Mowat is a Dutch …

  • 28 April

    Canada To Charge Sea Shepherd Crew For Documenting Seal Hunt

    (From indymedia.org.uk)- Canadian Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Loyola Hearn has decided to charge the Captain and 1st Officer of the Sea Shepherd ship Farley Mowat with the “crime” of approaching too close to a seal slaughter without permission from the Minister.

  • 28 April

    Sea Shepherd Crew Attacked By Mob Of Seal Hunters

    (From indymedia.org.uk)- Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s ship, the Farley Mowat, was attacked this morning by a mob of 30-40 angry fishermen. The attack took place while berthed in the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. The Farley Mowat was berthed in St. Pierre to transfer video footage of the …

  • 28 April

    Canadian Coast Guard Rams Sea Shepherd Ship (twice)

    From Sea Shepherd Supporter

    (From indymedia.org.uk)- The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGS Des Groseilliers twice rammed the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Farley Mowat today. The Sea Shepherd is present at the baby seal hunt to document the killings. Witnessing a seal being clubbed is a crime in Canada. The Coast Guard had ordered …

  • 28 April

    Sea Shepherd Moves In On Canadian Seal Slaughter

    (From indymedia.org.uk)- The annual slaughter of baby harp seals has started off the east coast of Canada in Newfoundland. The slaughter of over 325.000 baby seals has been widely condemned around the world, but the Canadian government is ademend in its continued support for the barbaric mass killings. The EU …

  • 28 April

    Japanese Whaling Fleet Confronted By Sea Shepherd

    Copyright ©2008 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

    Aboard the M/Y Steve Irwin Southern Oceans —The crew on the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin engaged in a confrontation with the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru this morning between 0800 and 1000 Hours. The Nisshin Maru cannot outrun the Steve Irwin. After a 12 hour chase the Sea Shepherd …