The skirmishes between Japanese whalers and Paul Watson ramped up over the weekend with accusations that water cannons were fired and concussion grenades were launched between boats. Japan plans to hunt about 900 whales in 2009 as part of its scientific whaling program. Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have replica cariter Tank Americaine watches vowed to stop them, arguing that Japan is breaking the rules of the 1986 global moratorium on commercial whaling. Just in case you missed the drama, heres the latest news from the whale wars.1. Iceland plans to increase its whale hunt.
On Friday, reports were filed that the countrys outgoing Fisheries Minister has issued a whaling quota for 150 fin whales and 100 minke whales a year, to run from 2009 until 2013.2. Iceland has spat in the face of marine conservationists around theworld with their extremist announcement that they wish to slaughter 150endangered fin whales and replica cariter Tank Francaise watches 100 minke whales this year, the SeaShepherd Conservation Societys Paul Watson said in a L.A. Times blog.3. Yesterday, reports came in that the Sea Shepherd Society is within seven miles of three Japanese whaling vessels, raising the chance for an open-sea battle.4. Soon after, the Sea Shepherds boat caught up with the whalers and a battle ensued.
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