In response to the International Court of Justice ruling today that the Japanese Whaling program is not scientific  John Frizell, Greenpeace International whales campaign coordinator said:
“We welcome this outcome which vindicates our view that whaling in the
Southern Ocean is not necessary for science and should be ended. We urge
Japan to abide by this decision, scrap the factory ship Nisshin Maru and
not attempt to continue whaling by amending the program and claiming it
is now scientific.
We call on Japan to join international programs underway in the
Antarctic to study whales and the environment in order to contribute to
recovery from whaling and other threats and to give its support in other
international treaties to create a network of ocean sanctuaries in the
Southern Ocean, protecting all components of the ecosystem, starting
with the Ross Sea and other areas."
Greenpeace will continue to monitor Japan’s so-called scientific whaling
to ensure that they do not find any more loopholes to hunt whales.
 Official ICJ ruling: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/148/18162.pdf