View Full Version : U.S. Whaling Commissioner Denounces Sea Shepherd's Clash with Japanese Whalers

NOAA Reporter
02-09-2007, 08:20 PM
U.S. Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Bill Hogarth issued the following statement on the reported attack of a Japanese research whaling vessel by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society yesterday in the Southern Ocean. The apparent confrontation on the high seas injured two Japanese crew members and damaged the Sea Shepherd inflatable with a crew of two, who drifted lost and powerless for eight hours before being found. Hogarth also is the current chairman of the IWC and the director of NOAA's Fisheries Service, the agency charged with researching and protecting whale species in U.S. waters.

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