15 Feb 2016

Sea Shepherd asks for help hunting whalers

4:46 pm on 15 February 2016

Sea Shepherd has asked for help from New Zealand or Australia to find out where the Japanese whaling fleet is operating.

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Photo: Sea Shepherd Tahiti

Last month, RNZ reported that Japan had outwitted Sea Shepherd by expanding its whaling area at a time when its opponents' resources were stretched.

A Sea Shepherd spokesperson said the area was so vast it might not have the operating range to take action.

New Zealand or Australia should send a ship to intercept the Japanese fleet, the spokesperson said.

Failing that, the two countries could provide the exact coordinates of the whaling fleet so the organisation could mount a protest.

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