"Paul Watson Quits Sea Shepherd Over U.S. Court Order"

"Controversial environmental activist Paul Watson has stepped down as head of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society after being named in a U.S. court order preventing him from approaching Japanese whaling fleets."

"The Toronto-born anti-whaling crusader, who holds dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship, said he would respect the U.S. Court of Appeals decision issued in December which overturned a prior ruling in Sea Shepherd's favour."

CBC News had the story January 8, 2013.

Source: CBC, 01/09/2013