2008 Oceans Feature Stories

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Whaling activists ‘surrender’ to Tokyo

Feature Story | 2008-12-10 at 14:30

Representatives of millions of Greenpeace supporters from around the world have paid a visit to the Japanese Prime Minister. If defending whales is a crime, they said, then arrest us too!

Pirate fishing is a global scourge

Feature Story | 2008-10-05 at 14:58

Our oceans are being plundered by pirates. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – also known as "pirate fishing" - has become a global scourge. From international waters around the world, to the islands of the South Pacific and the coastal...

Whale meat scandal: Many questions

Feature Story | 2008-07-21 at 12:36

Why would we believe the whaling industry when it says it is innocent? The institutions behind the Japanese whaling operation have apparently now investigated themselves and cleared themselves of any wrongdoing over the whale meat embezzlement...

Activists charged for exposing whale meat scandal

Feature Story | 2008-07-14 at 13:58

Our Japanese activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki were charged with theft and trespass today by the prosecutor in Aomori after they exposed a major scandal around the embezzlement of whale meat from the Japanese government-sponsored Southern...

Global protest over arrest of Japanese whale activists

Feature Story | 2008-07-01 at 8:00

Global protest continues to mount with protests and vigils in front of Japanese embassies around the world and more than 180,000 letters being sent to the Japanese government demanding the release of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki -- the Tokyo Two.

Outrage: Greenpeace whale meat scandal whistleblowers arrested in Japan

Feature Story | 2008-06-20 at 8:00

Japanese police have arrested two Greenpeace activists for exposing a whale meat scandal involving the government-sponsored whaling programme. The two activists, Junichi Sato, 31, and Toru Suzuki, 41, are being investigated for allegedly stealing...

It's beginning to look a lot like World Oceans Day

Feature Story | 2008-06-05 at 19:42

It's that time of year again. People worldwide are scurrying about making last minute preparations for World Oceans Day on Sunday -- trimming the coral and hanging out their scuba socks. Father Neptune is checking his list of good children who...

Greenpeace frees ocean life from Pacific longliner

Feature Story | 2008-05-06 at 11:38

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza freed tuna, sharks, marlin and an endangered sea turtle from a Taiwanese longliner on Saturday. The vessel was fishing in the Pacific Commons, the international waters we want to see protected as a marine reserve.

Time's running out for tuna

Feature Story | 2008-04-25 at 8:00

Tuna stocks in the Pacific are running out due to overfishing from illegal and commercial fishing fleets.

551 whales too many

Feature Story | 2008-04-15 at 11:43

After five months at sea, the Nisshin Maru arrives back in Japan having taken 551 whales from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, around half the original target but still 551 whales too many.

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