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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.

100% of Japanese taxpayers support whaling - they just don't know it

Feature Story | 2008-02-21 at 12:20

Every year the Japanese government spends $US 4.7 million of taxpayers' money to subsidise the whaling industry. Yet a new, Greenpeace commissioned, opinion poll reveals that 87 percent of the Japanese public are unaware of that fact.

Does Canon support shooting whales?

Feature Story | 2008-01-28 at 15:43

Here at Greenpeace, we support shooting whales... with cameras. But we're surprised to learn that Canon, the world's number one digital camera producer, isn't willing to condemn using harpoons -- despite their high-profile advertising and...

Fake whale science from ship to shore

Feature Story | 2008-01-21 at 12:12

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza continues to prevent whaling as we shadow the Japanese fleet's factory ship, Nisshin Maru. Our crew today sent a message, direct from the Southern Ocean, linking the scandal of whaling to a host of other scandals...

Greenpeace confronts whaling fleet

Feature Story | 2008-01-14 at 11:38

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza has found Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The whaling fleet immediately took flight from the Esperanza, which is now in high-speed...

Humpbacks to be spared the harpoon -- for now

Feature Story | 2007-12-24 at 10:00

The Japanese government has confirmed a rumour first reported at the Greenpeace weblog, that they have abandoned plans to kill humpback whales in the Southern Ocean this season.

Mister Splashy Pants the whale - you named him, now save him

Feature Story | 2007-12-17 at 10:00

Out of 11,000 submissions in our competition to name the humpback whales we were tracking on their migration to the Southern Ocean, we narrowed it down to the final 30. Over 150,000 people then voted for their favourite name.

Is Japan secretly planning to build a new whaling ship?

Feature Story | 2007-12-14 at 18:45

All around the world, increasing numbers of people and governments are urging Japan to give up its whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Back in Japan however, there is evidence that plans are emerging to build a brand new...

Whalers depart Japan

Feature Story | 2007-11-19 at 10:00

The Japanese government whaling fleet has departed its home port of Shimonoseki, for its biggest hunt since the moratorium on commercial whaling came into being over twenty years ago.

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