Is Sea Shepherd's 'harassment' helping to end Japan’s annual whale hunt?

Japan announced it was suspending its annual whale hunt in the strongest sign yet that direct action from groups like Sea Shepherd and weak consumption of whale meat in Japan are having an impact on whaling.

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    In this photo, the Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru No. 3 approaches the Sea Shepherd's high-speed trimaran Gojira during their encounter on Feb. 4, in Southern Ocean, Antarctica. The antiwhaling activists were chasing the fleet in the hopes of interrupting Japan's annual whale hunt.
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