• Sea Shepherd Australia launch Operation Icefish

    Operation Icefish


    Although the International Court of Justice has declared that the Japanese whaling program in Antarctic is illegal, the Japanese Government has announced that their whaling fleet will be returning to the southern ocean in 2014/15 to conduct non lethal surveying of whales with the intention of resuming full scale lethal whaling in the 2015/16 season.


    Operation Icefish will see Sea Shepherd return to Antarctica to confront the Japanese whale poachers, should they decide to resume their illegal whaling operations this coming season. However, if the whale poachers abide by their promise to not kill whales, then Sea Shepherd will take the opportunity to target the illegal fishing of Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish in the Southern Ocean, shifting focus from saving endangered whales to protecting vulnerable fish and the delicate marine ecosystem that they inhabit.




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