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In the Media

Check out selected media coverage that Operation No Compromise has received around the world.

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United States February 16, 2011 -- CNN - United States

Japan suspends annual whale hunt

Japan has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt because an anti-whaling group is tailing its ship, a government official said Wednesday. Hirosh Kawamura, an official at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said the hunt has been "temporarily suspended" since February 10 due to the actions  ... read more


United Kingdom February 16, 2011 -- BBC - United Kingdom

Japan halts whale hunt after chase by protesters

Japan has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt following protests from a campaign group. Activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a US-based environmental group, have been chasing the Japanese fleet's mother ship. An official at the country's fisheries agency said whaling had been halted "for now ... read more


Japan February 16, 2011 -- The Japan Times - Japan

Activists win; whale hunt halts in Antarctic

The Japanese whaling fleet has suspended its Antarctic Ocean hunt because of obstruction by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessels, a Fisheries Agency official said Wednesday. Jiji Press reported government officials are considering having the fleet return home earlier than regular years amid the moves by the marine ... read more


Canada February 16, 2011 -- The Canadian Press - Canada

Japan temporarily suspends Antarctic whaling hunt after activists' harassment

Japan has temporarily suspended its annual Antarctic whaling after repeated harassment by a conservationist group, a government official said Wednesday. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships have been chasing the Japanese whaling fleet for weeks in the icy seas off Antarctica, trying to block Japan's annual whale hun ... read more


Australia February 15, 2011 -- Sydney Morning Herald - Australia

Japan temporarily suspends Antarctic whaling hunt after activists' harassment

TOKYO — Japan has temporarily suspended its annual Antarctic whaling after repeated harassment by a conservationist group, a government official said Wednesday. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships have been chasing the Japanese whaling fleet for weeks in the icy seas off Antarctica, trying to block Japan's an ... read more


Australia February 15, 2011 -- The Sydney Morning Herald - Australia

Whalers flee hunting area chased by activists

The Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru is said to have left its whaling grounds far behind as it tries to shake off a conservationist pursuit, and instead is approaching the Antarctic Peninsula below South America. Since being located in the north-east corner of the Ross Sea last Thursday, the whaling fleet's key  ... read more


Australia January 22, 2011 -- Sydney Morning Herald - Australia

Japan's whaling fleet on the run

IN THE shadows of intent, somewhere between harmless fireworks and deadly force, lies the whaling conflict in the Antarctic. At one end of this spectrum are the stink bombs thrown against water jets. At the other is the near fatal collision involving the Ady Gil. Among all this piratical colour and movement, decisive m ... read more


New Zealand January 15, 2011 -- Stuff - New Zealand

Southern Whaling Season Hard Work

Japanese whalers face the threat of their worst Antarctic season as conservation activists tighten their hold on the whaling fleet. A fuel resupply that may be vital to keeping the fleet in the Southern Ocean was being thwarted by the Sea Shepherd activists, who have preoccupied the fleet. More than a fortnight into a  ... read more


Australia January 14, 2011 -- The Age - Australia

Sea Shepherd in Control as Whalers Face Battle to Refuel

Japanese whalers face the threat of their worst Antarctic season as conservation activists tighten their hold on the whaling fleet. A fuel resupply that may be vital to keeping the fleet in the Southern Ocean was being thwarted by the Sea Shepherd activists, who have preoccupied the fleet. More than a fortnight into a  ... read more


New Zealand January 13, 2011 -- TVNZ - New Zealand

Sea Shepherd Plans to Intercept Supply Ship

The Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group says it has intercepted a Japanese whaling supply ship in the Southern Ocean and plans to stop it delivering its cargo to the fleet's factory ship and harpoon vessels. The Sea Shepherd ship, Gojira said it was tailing the tanker, the Panamanian registered Sun Laurel carrying fuel and ... read more


Australia January 11, 2011 -- Herald Sun - Australia

Gillard Calls for Calm on Whaling

Escalating clashes between Japanese whalers and anti-whaling activists in Antarctic waters have sparked a stern call for calm from Julia Gillard. Amid claims conservationists hurled illegal "flash bang" grenades in the most recent skirmish, the Prime Minister warned both sides to behave more responsibly. &quo ... read more


Australia January 10, 2011 -- ABC News - Australia

Anti-whaling Activists Reject Grenade Claims

Whale conservation group Sea Shepherd has rejected claims it threw illegal stun grenades onboard a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean earlier this month. The Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research, which organises Japan's so-called scientific whaling program, has released footage showing activists onboard boa ... read more


Australia January 9, 2011 -- The Mercury - Australia

Activists' Ballooning Success

Anti-whaling campaigners have clashed with the Japanese fleet using a state-of-the art interceptor vessel as they bid to disrupt the annual hunting campaign. Activists on board the £2.57million Gojira trimaran catapulted glass bottles at the Yushin Maru-2 and threw ropes aimed at its propeller in the second clash ... read more


United States January 6, 2011 -- Wall Street Journal - United States

Godzilla Returns to Fight Japanese Whalers

It’s the return of Godzilla, but not exactly how scriptwriters might have imagined it. A speedboat belonging to the environmental group Sea Shepherd named after the iconic monster — “Gojira”, in the local language – made waves for Japanese whalers on the high seas Wednesday in what was the ... read more


United Kingdom January 6, 2011 -- The Guardian - United Kingdom

Wikileaks: Secret Whale Deal Plotted by US and Japan

Japan and the US proposed to investigate and act against international anti-whaling activists from the Sea ShepherdConservation Society as part of a political deal to reduce whaling in Antarctic waters. Four confidential cables from the US embassy in Tokyo and the state department in Washington, released by WikiLeaks,  ... read more


United Kingdom January 6, 2011 -- Daily Mail - United Kingdom

Straight into battle: High-tech anti-whaling vessel clashes with Japanese fleet in freezingSouthern Ocean

Anti-whaling campaigners have clashed with the Japanese fleet using a state-of-the art interceptor vessel as they bid to disrupt the annual hunting campaign. Activists on board the £2.57million Gojira trimaran catapulted glass bottles at the Yushin Maru-2 and threw ropes aimed at its propeller in the second clash ... read more


Australia January 4, 2011 -- The West Australian - Australia

Rivals Continue Whaling Chase

Anti-whaling activists continued their pursuit of the Japanese fleet yesterday, with both sides showing beefed-up capabilities. Sea Shepherd has three longdistance ships and the activists hurled bottles of a foul chemical on to the harpoon post of the whale chaser Yushin Maru No 3. The Japanese chaser ships are heavily ... read more


United States January 3, 2011 -- L.A. Times - United States

Wikileaks Releases Documents About Anti-whaling Group Sea Shepherd

Japanese and American officials discussed taking action to weaken a prominent anti-whaling group, with Tokyo insisting that Sea Shepherd's confrontations on the high seas actually hurt efforts to reduce whaling, U.S. diplomatic cables show. The U.S. representative to the International Whaling Commission, Monica Medina, ... read more


United States January 1, 2011 -- Fox News - United States

Japanese Whalers, Activists Clash off Antarctica

Japanese whalers shot water cannons at anti-whaling activists on Saturday, the conservationist group's founder claimed, hours after the activists tracked down the hunting fleet in the remote and icy seas off Antarctica. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is chasing the fleet in the hopes of interrupting Japan's annu ... read more


United States December 26, 2010 -- The Huffington Post - United States

'Tis the Season for Sea Shepherd to Defend Whales in Antarctica

Earlier last week I met up with Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crew at the bottom of New Zealand's South Island as their flagship vessel, The Steve Irwin, embarked on its annual mission to the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary to defend the great leviathans of the deep against the blatantly illegal annual huntin ... read more


Japan December 2, 2010 -- Japan Today - Japan

Sea Shepherd Ships head for Atlantic to take on Whalers

Two vessels of the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd Conservation Society left Australia on Thursday to protest and disrupt Japanese whaling activities in Antarctic waters, ahead of the start of the new hunting season. Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel Steve Irwin, accompanied by the Bob Barker, left from a wharf in Hobart, ... read more


Australia November 23, 2010 -- Sydney Morning Herald - Australia

Avatar pilot turns sights in whalers

Hollywood actor Michelle Rodriguez says she plans to take direct action against Antarctic whaling because the law is not working. Rodriguez, star of the movie Avatar and the TV series Lost has tested her sea legs with Sea Shepherd activists in preparation for a campaigning spot in the summer of 2011-12. Speaking afte ... read more


Australia November 16, 2010 -- News - Australia

Avatar Michelle Rodriguez star joins Sea Shepherd

Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez, star of blockbuster Avatar, is in Fremantle throwing her support behind anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd. Rodriguez said she will be on board Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel MY Steve Irwin when it sets sail at 4pm today for Hobart where crew plan to replenish supplies  ... read more


United States November 1, 2010 -- Examiner.com - United States

Celebrities Support the Sea Shepherd in Commencing "Operation No Compromise"

When it comes to defending animal rights, it seems the common constant always involves activists putting even their lives the line to defend what for many should be protected by Natural Law, and very few advocates risk as much as Captain Paul Watson and his crew. Since the late 70’s the Sea Sh ... read more


 

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