puts the Bilderbergers in a win-win situation. 6 Japanese whaling (20032017) edit In its anti-whaling efforts, Sea Shepherd attempts to deter Japanese ships that hunt minke and fin whales in the Southern Ocean. France, for example, has no political representatives. 183 184 A New Zealand spokesman for the Institute of Cetacean Research noted that Japan would continue to protect their operations "in whatever way it can" and that further clashes would be likely unless Sea Shepherd stopped its operations. 163 The Ady Gil was a futuristic styled ship that held the world record for circumnavigation of the globe by a motorized vessel. 26 Armed with clubs, pipes, and Molotov cocktails, the fishers had seized Park Service offices and tourist locations. "Whales Forever Sea Shepherd Conservation Society". Bilderberg and the TC have an interlocking leadership and a common global agenda. Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954. Sea Shepherd's Ecuadorian representative, Sean O'Hearn-Giminez, accompanied a police raid that found two tons of sharks fins caught before a Presidential decree. Both ships were later raised by a salvaging company and returned to service.