Tokelau outlaws whaling within its territorial waters.
Iceland announces it will end the practice of whaling by 2024, citing the decreasing price of whale meat.
Japan resumes commercial whaling after 30 years following the country's withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission. At least 227 whales are expected to be killed through to December.
Japanese whaling vessels clash with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Neptune's Navy boats in the Southern Ocean with the MY "Steve Irwin" and MY "Bob Barker" sustaining damage.
Bob Brown, former leader of the Australian Greens, becomes the President of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society leading the campaign against Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.
The Pacific Island nations of Samoa and Tokelau move from east to west of the International Date Line in order to align their time zone better with their main trading partners, meaning that they will not mark December 30 this year.
Japanese officials announce their intention to send the country's whaling fleet back to Antarctica later in the year; the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is also to return.
New Zealand environmental activist Peter Bethune is given a two year suspended sentence in a Tokyo District Court for his role in boarding a Japanese whaling ship.
The International Whaling Commission does not reach agreement on curbing whaling by Japan, Norway and Iceland in a meeting in Agadir, Morocco. [http:--www.mercurynews.com-business-ci_15356866?nclick_check=1 (AP via "San Jose Mercury News")]date=August 2019
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's anti-whaling speedboat "Ady Gil", which was damaged on Wednesday during a confrontation with the Japanese security vessel "Shonan Maru 2", sinks in the Southern Ocean shortly before 3:30 a.m. AEDT as the Society's "Bob Barker" attempts to salvage the boat.
The governments of Australia and New Zealand announce an investigation into an incident where a boat belonging to the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was damaged in a confrontation with a Japanese ship in the Southern Ocean.