So far, the headlines include:
- South Korea is going to start whaling using the same 'scientific research' loophole as exploited by Japan;
- Japan has requested a coastal whaling quota citing 'tradition';
- the proposed South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed to achieve the three quarters majority of votes required and has sunk without trace; and
- during a time wasting exercise entitled 'Safety at Sea', the Russian Federation, Japan and Antigua compared the antics of the Sea Shepherd chaps to terrorism and the actions of a Mr. Bin Laden.
Minke Whale, today the only large whale in the North Atlantic targeted by commercial whalers most of whom would refer to it as vågehval.