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Save whales not whaling NZ

Press release | March 16, 2010 at 0:00

A mock weigh-in of a six metre replica whale ‘caught’ by John Key has appeared in front of his electorate office with Greenpeace calling on him to reject any deal that would legitimise commercial whaling.

Greenpeace issues plea for fair trial of whale meat activists

Press release | February 12, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace is calling on the Japanese ambassador to ensure the fair trial of two Greenpeace activists, following a UN report criticising Japan for breaching human rights during the pair’s detention.

Fate of Tuna and Pacific fisheries to be decided in Tahiti

Press release | December 7, 2009 at 0:00

A call to protect the Pacific Ocean's rapidly dwindling tuna stocks has been made to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

End of Japanese whaling may be in sight

Press release | November 12, 2009 at 22:58

A major review of Japanese government spending could spell the end to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, according to Greenpeace, after the review committee proposed massive cuts in subsidies to a body which funds the so-called...

Greenpeace ship sails to protect threatened Pacific tuna stocks

Press release | August 27, 2009 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is sailing to the Western and Central Pacific Ocean to protect threatened Pacific tuna stocks (1), as the fishing industry reports record catches.

Tuna scientists find Pacific tuna stocks more threatened than ever - Greenpeace

Press release | August 22, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace is calling for urgent action in rescuing Pacific tuna fisheries after Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Science meeting concluded stocks are in bigger trouble than previously reported.

Greenpeace delivers second sustainability message to Foodtown

Press release | August 12, 2009 at 3:18

Greenpeace, today, hung a large banner on a downtown Auckland Foodtown supermarket and called on it to implement a sustainable seafood policy (1) and remove bottom trawled species, like orange roughy, from its shelves.

Greenpeace blockades fishing vessel to send sustainability message to Foodtown

Press release | August 7, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have stopped a fishing vessel leaving Auckland harbour and are calling on the Foodtown supermarket chain to stop selling orange roughy and implement a sustainable seafood policy. (1)

No Market for Icelandic Whale Meat in Japan

Press release | June 8, 2009 at 0:00

The Japanese trader who accepted an import of fin and minke whale meat from Iceland and Norway last year has told Greenpeace that he will not take any more in the future, because there is no market for the whale meat in Japan.

Supermarkets failing our fisheries

Press release | May 7, 2009 at 22:37

Claims today by New Zealand supermarkets that they are doing enough to ensure that the seafood they sell is from sustainably managed fisheries just don’t stack up, says Greenpeace.

Prime Minister Must Be Fishing In Some Other Ocean

Press release | May 6, 2009 at 0:00

Government claims today that New Zealand's oceans are "teeming with fish" and that the quota management system (QMS) is working are rubbish, says Greenpeace (1).

While Stocks Last - New Zealand Supermarkets And The Future Of Seafood

Press release | May 6, 2009 at 6:40

Supermarkets risk a backlash from concerned customers if they don't stop selling unsustainably-caught fish, Greenpeace is warning. New Zealand-caught species such as orange roughy have already been taken off the shelves of supermarkets in...

Justice for Activists, Justice for the Whales

Press release | February 19, 2009 at 0:48

Greenpeace has staged a whale stranding in Mission Bay, Auckland today, to highlight the start of a court case against two Japanese activists. The activity was timed to coincide with similar activities around the world, directed at the...

Greenpeace takes whaling debate to the Japanese public

Press release | January 27, 2009 at 3:36

Greenpeace, marking 20 years of environmental campaigning in Japan, has opened a new public communications office in the town where two of its activists are due to be put on trial for exposing corruption in the whaling industry.

Kiwis say "arrest me too" in bid to end whaling

Press release | December 10, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace today set up an anti-whaling stand outside the Japanese embassy in Wellington where during the lunch hour around 150 people had 'mug shot' style photos taken that read "co-defendant, arrest me as well I want to save the whales". The...

Pacific solidarity essential to save tuna stocks

Press release | November 28, 2008 at 2:47

New Zealand must support efforts by other Pacific countries to stop the plunder of tuna by foreign fishing boats if the region is to avoid a similar collapse to that of the northern tuna fisheries, says Greenpeace.

Hoisting a new flag to combat pirate fishing: blacklist.greenpeace.org

Press release | October 2, 2008 at 3:04

Greenpeace today launched an online database of fishing vessels involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and the companies that own them.

Greenpeace Red Fish List launched in New Zealand

Press release | August 12, 2008 at 7:15

Greenpeace launched a major new consumer seafood campaign at Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World in Auckland yesterday, and released a 'Red Fish' guide listing the 12 most at-risk oceans species.

Greenpeace calls for release of Japanese whaling activists

Press release | June 30, 2008 at 0:42

Responding to the ongoing detainment of Greenpeace Japan activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, Greenpeace New Zealand today took its concerns to the Japanese embassy in Wellington.

Global Demand to release Greenpeace Activists in Japan Grows

Press release | June 24, 2008 at 5:52

Two Greenpeace Japan activists, arrested last Friday for exposing an embezzlement ring at the heart of the Japanese government's so-called scientific whaling programme have been ordered to spend a further nine days in jail without charge , after...

Greenpeace activists arrested over whale meat scandal to appear in Court on Sunday

Press release | June 22, 2008 at 23:00

Following an extraordinary and unnecessary police operation to arrest two Greenpeace Japan activists involved in exposing a scandalous whale meat embezzlement ring operating within the Japanese whaling fleet, a court hearing will be held on...

Greenpeace Activists Arrested in Japan for Exposing Stolen Whale Meat Scandal

Press release | June 20, 2008 at 5:37

Two Greenpeace activists in Japan have been arrested for exposing a stolen whale meat scandal involving the Japanese government-sponsored Southern Ocean whaling programme.

Japan resumes scandalous whale hunt

Press release | January 31, 2008 at 23:04

Greenpeace is saddened by reports from the Australian Customs vessel, the Oceanic Viking, that the Fisheries Agency of Japan’s whaling fleet has killed at least five whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Over 100 whales saved - Low Fuel forces Esperanza back to port

Press release | January 26, 2008 at 0:00

After spending two weeks successfully preventing the Japanese whaling fleet from hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (1), the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is running low on fuel and must return to port. The Australian government ship...

Greenpeace blocks whalers from refuelling in Southern Ocean

Press release | January 22, 2008 at 3:30

On the eleventh day of successfully preventing the Japanese whaling fleet from killing whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary [1], activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today blocked the fleet's factory ship from being refuelled.

Japanese govt admits Greenpeace hindering hunt

Press release | January 21, 2008 at 0:00

At a press conference in Tokyo today the administrative vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Toshiro Shirasu told reporters that the whaling fleet has not resumed hunting because Greenpeace is following their fleet in the...

Japan's "Fake" Whaling Programme crumbling

Press release | January 18, 2008 at 0:00

Echoing a series of scandals which have beset the Japanese government in the last year,Greenpeace activists today sent a message direct from the Southern Ocean to Tokyo, as pressure mounts inside Japan for it to end its controversial whaling...

Another Japanese Whaling Ship leaves hunting grounds

Press release | January 18, 2008 at 0:00

A second ship from the Japanese government whaling fleet has left the hunting grounds as the Greenpeace ship Esperanza continues to keep the fleet’s mother ship, Nisshin Maru out of action.

Greenpeace confronts Japanese whalers in Southern Ocean

Press release | January 12, 2008 at 0:00

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today confronted Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Greenpeace drives whalers out of hunting ground

Press release | January 13, 2008 at 0:00

After a high speed chase over hundreds of miles through fog and increasingly rough seas, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza this morning drove the Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds.

Greenpeace captures rare Humpback recordings in Antarctica

Press release | January 8, 2008 at 0:00

The crew aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, currently searching for the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, has made a rare series of humpback whales recordings in Antarctic waters.

Greenpeace welcomes Hoki and Orange Roughy cuts, but more needed.

Press release | September 25, 2007 at 5:29

Greenpeace welcomed cuts to hoki and orange roughy quota announced by Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton today, but warned that wider fisheries closures and more effective management measures are needed to safeguard stocks and marine habitats in the...

Justice for the Tokyo Two - justice for whales, coming our way?

Feature story | May 16, 2009 at 23:16

Justice is starting to go the Tokyo Two way: A court in Aomori, Japan, has delivered a series of setbacks to the prosecution in the trial of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki (the activists known as the Tokyo Two) - and the Japanese government's...

Suicidal Tuna Fisheries

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 0:00

The Turkish government has set its own catch limit for the endangered Mediterranean bluefin tuna - in total disregard for internationally agreed quotas and scientific advice.

While Stocks Last

Feature story | May 6, 2009 at 0:00

Today in downtown Auckland Greenpeace opened a seafood cafe of the future - Jellyfish de Jour. The menu includes such delights as Whole Baked Jellyfish Platter with Thai Vegetables, Jellyfish Bisque, and Blackened Cajun Jellyfish.

Whaling, lies and cover-ups must stop

Feature story | April 14, 2009 at 22:06

Shrouded in the early morning gloom, the Japanese whaling fleet factory ship, Nisshin Maru, crept back into port without the usual fanfare. In fact, the only greeting party was comprised of our activists.

Japanese Whaling: The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Feature story | March 19, 2009 at 0:00

We have lodged an appeal against Japanese government censorship, calling on the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) to release uncensored documentation of whale meat sales. Previously we obtained these documents through a 2008 Freedom of...

Justice for whales and Greenpeace

Feature story | February 19, 2009 at 0:00

An ancient Japanese legend says that anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes will have their heart's desire come true. On 16 February, 1000 paper whales were delivered to the Japanese embassy in Stockholm with a message "Free Junichi and Toru".From...

Iceland: Killing whales makes no economic sense

Feature story | February 4, 2009 at 1:19

Killing whales to save the economy? It sounds like a terrible idea. Last week, the Icelandic government resigned, following widespread protests over its handling of the financial crisis. On his way out the door, outgoing Fisheries Minister Einar...

Sending out an SOS for Pacific tuna

Feature story | December 10, 2008 at 0:00

Our activists together with Korean environmental group KFEM created a huge human "SOS Tuna" banner on the shores of a beach in Busan, Korea, as a key regional meeting in Korea began this week. This extremely critical meeting will decide the fate...

Japan slashes whale quotas

Feature story | November 13, 2008 at 0:00

Good news for the whales comes in threes. And then you get a dollop of extra. Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's biggest newspapers, reports there will be a 20 percent reduction in the number of whales targeted in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary...

Japan's whaling programme in disarray

Feature story | November 12, 2008 at 19:58

As the whaling fleet prepares to depart Japan, evidence is mounting of an industry in crisis, as new revelations of financial and image problems add to the woes of the scandal-plagued industry.

Challenge to Japan to prosecute anti- whaling activists worldwide

Feature story | November 4, 2008 at 2:21

Despite the moratorium on commercial whaling, the Japanese government continues to send a fleet of ships to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to kill over a thousand whales. Each season, the fleet departs for the Sanctuary and more whales...

Japanese whaling ship outlawed

Feature story | October 30, 2008 at 21:23

Yet another nail has been put in the coffin of Japan's dying whaling industry. We've managed to get the Oriental Bluebird, re-supply and transport ship of Japan’s whaling fleet, de-flagged and fined, following a legal ruling by Panamanian...

Billion dollar fishing industry on the verge of collapse

Feature story | October 14, 2008 at 0:00

The world’s largest food fishery is on the verge of collapse. Pollock, used to make McDonald’s fish sandwiches, frozen fish sticks, fish and chips, and imitation crabmeat, have had a population decrease of 50 percent since last year.

Pirates blacklisted

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 5:46

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...

Greenpeace Red Fish List launched in New Zealand

Feature story | August 10, 2008 at 0:00

Today Greenpeace launched the New Zealand Red Fish List – a guide to help consumers avoid buying fish that comes from the most unsustainable fisheries.

Whale meat scandal: Many questions

Feature story | July 19, 2008 at 3:56

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 | July 13, 2008 at 0:00

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 (Updated)

Feature story | June 30, 2008 at 0:00

Global protest continues to mount with protests and vigils in front of Japanese embassies around the world and more than 180,000190,000 letters being sent to the Japanese government demanding the release of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki -- the...

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