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Lies, Damn Lies and 'Japanese Scientific Whaling'

Japanese whalers and fishing corporations have made Japan the pariah of the world's oceans. The Japanese lie of scientific whaling has become a cliched euphemism. Now the science has been officially confirmed as a fraud, as if we didn't already know.

An international team of Oregon State University scientists, documentary filmmakers and environmental advocates has uncovered an apparent illegal trade in whalemeat, linking whales killed in Japan's controversial scientific whaling program to sushi restaurants in Seoul, South Korea, and Los Angeles, California.
Is this Japan's whale meat export led recovery?

Bluefin Tuna - call to boycott Japanese sushi in Australia

Despite Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) being endangered, our Australian Government continues its weak policy of appeasing the Japanese (the main poachers and customers of Bluefin Tuna) , encouraging it to be fished to extinction. Rock singing environment minister Peter Garrett has become a toothless pussy with anything worthy of conservation leadership.

Japanese continue to poach whales, dolphins, and bluefin tuna (Atlantic & Southern varieties) and in doing so have become pariahs of the world oceans. Our government may pasty to the Japanese, but that doesn't stop ethically driven citizens boycotting Japanese restaurants and sushi shops.

The Australian Government has decided not to support a global ban on the trade of the northern variety of the bluefin tuna.


The Australian Government has decided not to support a global ban on the trade of the northern variety of the bluefin tuna. Instead, the Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, has decided to support stronger trade control measures and fisheries management. Japan holds the line on whaling and they are also sending a signal that limits on bluefin tuna aren't up for debate either.

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