In 1993, I chased Cuban and Spanish drag trawlers off the Grand Banks off of Newfoundland. And it cost them $35 million in losses.
If we wipe out the fish, the oceans are going to die. If the oceans die, we die. We can't live on this planet with a dead ocean.
Putting Zodiacs in front of whaling vessels doesn't do it anymore. Done that, been there, seen that.
The only language that the Japanese whaling industry understands is economics.
Pete Bethune is a hero in New Zealand. He's a hero worldwide to people who want to see the end of whaling.
Ships are expendable; the whales are not.