Friday, 26 September 2014

Sea Shepherd to switch campaign from whales to toothfish

Sydney (AFP) - Conservation group Sea Shepherd Australia said Wednesday it will switch its Southern Ocean campaign from whales to toothfish -- a rare species famed as "white gold" -- if Japan cancels this year's hunt in Antarctica.

Sea Shepherd, which has spent a decade harassing the Japanese harpoon ships during the southern hemisphere summer, said it would still keep its eye on any whaling vessels.

But provided Tokyo abided by its promise not to kill whales, the group would instead target the illegal fishing of Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish.

"If the Japanese are indeed suspending the slaughter this year we will conduct a Southern Ocean patrol mission with a focus on the illegal poaching of toothfish," spokesman Adam Burling told AFP.

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