Shark attack ends without harm

Press release - 15 November, 2012
Thursday 15 November, 2012: Police have arrested two Greenpeace activists dressed as sharks, ending their five hour occupation of John West headquarters in Melbourne.

The two Melbourne women, aged 22 and 25, descended from the John West’s roof after the company’s Managing Director agreed to end a month of silence and meet Greenpeace CEO David Ritter at the negotiating table.

"This is a shark attack with a happy ending," said Greenpeace oceans campaigner Nathaniel Pelle.

"John West needs to adopt a new fishing policy that ends the use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), which cause the needless slaughter of sharks, rays, juvenile tuna and turtles. Hopefully today we are one step closer to that objective."
 
Today's activity escalated Greenpeace 'Reject John West' campaign and coincides with the interception of an illegal tuna boat in the Pacific Ocean by the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, earlier this morning.
 
Link to images of illegal fishing by Alex Hofford
http://photo.greenpeace.org/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox&STID=27MZIFV8V56Q&CT=Story
 

Link to images for today’s action at John West HQ

http://pluto.au.gl3/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=126612

All Pix ©Greeenpeace/ Jesse Marlow
 
For background information, go to: www.rejectjohnwest.com
 

For interviews or images, contact:
Greenpeace Media Advisor: Elsa Evers, 0438 204 041,

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