Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown today congratulated Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for its victory over the Japanese whale hunters in Antarctic waters.
"Sea Shepherd and other campaigners have achieved a great victory," Senator Brown said.
"The tide has turned in Japan," Senator Brown said, after Japanese Fisheries Minister Michihiko Kano announced today that this season's whale hunt was over.
"Let's hope February 9th 2011 goes down in history as the day that the last whale was slaughtered in Antarctic waters."
"We must all remain vigilant."