• A Japanese ship kills a whale in the Southern Ocean (File picture: AAP)
With the 'whaling season' drawing to a close, the Sea Shepherd has called on the Federal Government to honour its whaling promise.

8 Mar 2014 - 6:44 PM  UPDATED 8 Mar 2014 - 7:15 PM

Anti-whaling activists have returned to Australian shores after a series of skirmishes with Japanese harpoon ships in the Antarctic Ocean.

Sea Shepherd campaigners are now calling on the Federal Government to fulfil its promise to monitor whaling operations ON the water.

Watch Gareth Boreham's report for more detail.