Japan’s whaling haul “unforgivably sabotaged” by activists
by Tokyo Times in National
Japan’s whaling haul had a “record low” this year, according to a government minister, who blames the activists for “unforgivably sabotaging” the hunt.
Japan’s whaling fleet netted just 103 Antarctic minke whales, less than half its tally last year, and no fin whales, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Friday, adding it was the lowest total since “research whaling” began in 1987.
The fleet was harassed by the United States environmentalist group Sea Shepherd, according to Hayashi, and will return to Japan over the next few days …
The Tokyo Times – Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Brown calls for Watson’s freedom in Aust
Australia should guarantee Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson won’t be arrested if he comes ashore in the country, former Greens leader Bob Brown says.
Japan’s whaling organisation has accused Australia of assisting the ‘sabotage’ of its hunt by Sea Shepherd by giving the environmental group a safe haven …
BigPond News – Tuesday, April 09, 2013 » 10:22 PM
Norwegians accused of whale sales
THE Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is calling on the United States to take Norway to task over an unexpected export of more than four tonnes of whale products to Japan.
A bill of lading obtained by AWI shows that a shipment of 4,250 kg of frozen whale products from the Norwegian company, Myklebust Trading, left Ålesund in mid-February and is scheduled to arrive in Tokyo on April 12. Paperwork identifies the recipient as a Japanese company, Toshi International …
Fishnewseu – Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Norway exports whale products to Japan, defies international trade ban
Chinese fishers tried to bribe rangers
by Angela Casauay
MANILA, Philippines – Chinese fishermen on board a vessel that ran aground on the Tubbataha Reefs Monday night, April 8 (www.rappler.com/nation/25814-c…) tried to bribe Tubbataha park rangers, the Tubbataha Management Office said in a statement on Tuesday, April 9.
“Marine park rangers now have custody of the US$2,400 (about P99,000) with which the fishers reportedly attempted to bribe them,” a statement issued by the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (tubbatahareef.org/news/702) on Tuesday said …
Rappler – Posted on 04/09/2013 9:57 AM | Updated 04/09/2013 9:06 PM
Greenpeace urges ban on bee-harming pesticides
Greenpeace has called on European countries to take urgent action and ban pesticides that cause harm to bees.
The study Bees in Decline highlights the ecological and economic importance of healthy bee populations and the factors putting pollinators at risk. These include disease, parasites and climate change …
FarmersWeekly – Tuesday 09 April 2013 09:14
PETA to begin using drones to monitor hunters
Agency will watch hunters and fisherman
By Rick Couri
The agency says they will first use the airborne technology to fly over popular hunting spots to track illegal deer and dove hunters.
Fishermen will get some attention too. PETA intends to watch for any illegal eqipment usage on the water or shores …
KRMG – Posted: 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013
PETA Plans to Fly Drones That Would ‘Stalk Hunters’ (Video)