Japan intends to continue Antarctic whale hunt: Sea Shepherd

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd says Japan has filed court briefs in the United States indicating it intends to return to hunting whales in Antarctic waters next year.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled last month that Japan's whaling program was not conducted for scientific research purposes, in a case brought by Australia.

In documents filed with the US District Court in Seattle on Friday, Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research says it will return to the Southern Ocean in 2015-16 with a newly designed research program.

Sea Shepherd says Japan will also seek a permanent injunction against Sea Shepherd USA and other Sea Shepherd entities, adding that it is a blatant attempt to defy the international court ruling.

Japan's whalers won an injunction against Sea Shepherd USA in 2012.

Read more at ABC



IN THE DETAIL: Six design features proposed for new hospital

Premium Content IN THE DETAIL: Six design features proposed for new hospital

How you can have your say in the community consultation for the Bundaberg Hospital...

STATE BUDGET: MPs, Mayor react to funding allocations

Premium Content STATE BUDGET: MPs, Mayor react to funding allocations

The hits and misses according to local MPs and the Mayor.

Murder conviction quashed for man accused of sword slaying

Premium Content Murder conviction quashed for man accused of sword slaying

Retrial for murder of Central Queensland father Gary Ryan