Andrew Darby is the Hobart correspondent for Fairfax Media. His focus is on Australia's interests south of 40 Degrees South - Tasmania, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. He is the author of the internationally published Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling
Andrew Darby The federal government says it sees no legal way for Japan again to kill whales in the Antarctic, as the Asian power seeks backing for more scientific whaling.
Andrew Darby It’s 10 decks high, cost $126 million and catapults Australia into the marine science big league, but there was no one from the federal government on the dock in Hobart to greet CSIRO’s...
Andrew Darby Japanese whalers are developing a plan to slash their proposed Antarctic catch in an effort to comply with the International Court of Justice decision won by Australia.
Andrew Darby A Goolarabooloo Aboriginal man who led opposition to a multi-billion dollar gas hub has been posthumously named environmentalist of the year by the Bob Brown Foundation.
Andrew Darby Russia has ramped up its attack on proposed Antarctic marine reserves, alleging they hide the territorial ambitions of countries such as Australia.
Andrew Darby On an engineering works floor in Britain stands a 250 tonne machine that promises to change the way we think about the seabed. It's built to mine the deep.
Andrew Darby Plans to bring a Ukrainian-owned ship to Australia have been shelved amid continuing controversy over big factory freezer trawlers.
Andrew Darby Australia's new marine science flagship could spend half its time tied up at the dock through lack of funding to operate it.
Andrew Darby Labor says it will raise Antarctic whaling with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week, as the Abbott Government withholds any plan to broach the thorny issue.
Andrew Darby These are the whales we'd rather not see. Their bodies are graphically scarred, even sliced apart - not by whalers but by ships in Australian waters.
Andrew Darby Scientists have answered a mystery of where some of Australia’s biggest whales go to calve – and it turns out the progeny are Indonesian.
Andrew Darby Ruth Langford and Linton Burgess took their children deep into the Florentine Valley, seeking the ice age caves of their ancestors.
Andrew Darby Psst. Want ivory? Or maybe a lilac-headed amazon parrot? The online trade in endangered species is growing in Australia despite the efforts of shopping websites and law enforcement.
Andrew Darby Russia has lifted its opposition to marine reserves proposed for the Antarctic, with Moscow for the first time laying down its demands to agree to the giant areas being protected.
Andrew Darby Japan's whalers will send four ships south next summer, with plans to use biopsy guns instead of harpoons after its Antarctic hunt was outlawed by the International Court of Justice.
Andrew Darby It may look cute, but the marsupial sugar glider has been fingered for its dark side - as a voracious predator of the endangered swift parrot.
Andrew Darby A $50-million program designed to eradicate foxes in Tasmania was based on flawed science and failed to turn up a single live fox, a review has found.
Andrew Darby Japan has laid out a roadmap back to commercial whaling in its first comprehensive response to the International Court of Justice ban on its Antarctic "scientific" hunt.
Andrew Darby The Abbott government has been warned it must ensure that Japan abides by an International Court of Justice ban on Antarctic whaling after lawmakers in Tokyo passed a resolution effectively rejecting...
Andrew Darby Japan's whalers expect to return to the Antarctic, despite losing an International Court of Justice (ICJ) case Australia brought against them that bans their hunt.