1125 results found
 

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 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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

Japan holds whale activists without charge (Updated)

Feature story | June 20, 2008 at 0:00

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...

Endangered whales to be hunted if whaling proposal gets go ahead

Feature story | April 23, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace supporters have set up a whale graveyard in front of the Beehive in reaction to further details released today of a proposal which could legitimise commercial whaling and allow hunting to continue in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Whale meat blockade

Feature story | April 6, 2010 at 0:10

At around 4:30 this morning, our activists took action against commercial whaling and trade in whale meat by blocking a container ship with fin whale meat onboard bound for Japan from Iceland. (Live updates.)

Whaling on trial (part 2)

Feature story | March 10, 2010 at 19:47

This week our activists, Junichi and Toru, spent two very long and intense days in court, defending the honourable actions they took to expose the corruption within Japan's whaling industry. As the prosecution fumbled its desperate attempt to...

Last chance for bluefin tuna, too late for real conservation

Feature story | March 8, 2010 at 2:12

So the world is finally waking up to the fact that the bluefin tuna is in crisis. That's nice. But decades of overfishing have pushed this majestic fish to the brink of extinction, which is not the point at which we should start thinking about...

Tokyo Two trial: Prosecution struggles on opening day

Feature story | February 16, 2010 at 0:00

It’s been almost two years since the wrongful arrest of Junichi and Toru for their roles in exposing the corruption and lies woven in the fabric that holds the whaling industry together. As the trial for those charges began, it seemed obvious to...

Have scientist, will travel

Feature story | September 30, 2009 at 0:00

Yes, it’s true, we do indeed have scientists. And some days, we even let them out of the lab.

Greenpeace Frees Marine Life

Feature story | May 5, 2008 at 0:00

Over the weekend Greenpeace Australia and the Esperanza undertook an action against Taiwanese Longline fishermen, freeing sharks, tuna, marlin and an endangered Olive Ridley turtle from the hooks of a vessel fishing in the international waters of...

Does Canon support shooting whales?

Feature story | January 24, 2008 at 0:00

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...

The chase continues in the Southern Ocean

Feature story | January 14, 2008 at 0:00

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

Esperanza crew captures rare Humpback recordings in Antarctica

Feature story | January 7, 2008 at 0:00

The crew onboard the Esperanza, currently down in the Southern Ocean, has made a series of rare and exciting Humpback recordings.

Tracking whales from space

Feature story | October 15, 2007 at 1:48

Every year humpback whales migrate thousands of kilometres from the warmth of the South Pacific to their feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. It is a journey full of danger, as the whales must now contend with numerous threats...

Big Blue planet

Feature story | May 28, 2007 at 0:00

People took to the streets in more than 50 locations around the world for the Big Blue March, voicing their support for the world's whales, and calling for an end to commercial whaling. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) opens in...

Whalers' factory ship arrives in Tokyo

Feature story | March 25, 2007 at 0:00

The Nisshin Maru arrived in Tokyo Bay today. Its time in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary was cut short by a tragic fire, which claimed the life of one crew member and threatened the Antarctic environment. Over the course of this past season...

Behind the spin: bearing witness in the Southern Ocean

Feature story | February 22, 2007 at 0:00

22 February - In the last week, the difference between what we see and hear, here in the Ross Sea, and what we read in the news could not have been more stark. We are getting conflicting reports from the whaling fleet and from the Institute of...

Feel the love

Feature story | February 14, 2007 at 0:00

Jet lagged Japanese people flying into New Zealand at both Auckland and Christchurch international airports were greeted by Greenpeace activists bearing messages of love.

Whaling: the international situation

Feature story | February 11, 2007 at 0:00

We are here amongst the icebergs of the Southern Ocean, preparing to take direct action to save whales from deadly harpoons in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. But is the momentum that created the Sanctuary now slipping away? Does the world...

Azores: Protecting the treasures of the deep

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 0:00

After months of confronting whalers and pirates, some might envy the crew aboard the next leg of Defending Our Oceans who are heading to the beautiful Azores in the mid-Atlantic. The Azores are home to creatures such as sperm whales -...

Countries condemn Iceland's whale hunt

Feature story | November 2, 2006 at 0:00

Twenty six nations (including New Zealand) deliver a formal diplomatic protest (called a "demarche") to the Icelandic government.

Whale Science in-action

Feature story | November 8, 2005 at 0:00

It’s that time of the year again, the six ships of the whaling fleet are leaving Japan and heading back to the culling ground, the “Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary,” to carry out “scientific testing” on 1000 whales. The “scientific test” involves...

Close call: Whalers fail at IWC!

Feature story | June 19, 2006 at 0:00

IWC, Saint Kitts and Nevis - We’re all breathing a sigh of relief as news comes through from St Kitts that pro-whaling nations led by Japan have failed to gain a majority at the International Whaling Commission (IWC). But that doesn’t mean...

Iceland resumes commercial whaling

Feature story | October 18, 2006 at 0:00

In Iceland, the whale watching industry contributes more to the national economy than commercial whaling did before it was put on hold in the '80s. Yet now, after 17 years, Iceland has officially resumed commercial whaling.

Whaling fleet departs Japan

Feature story | November 15, 2006 at 0:00

This year the Japanese fleet will again try to kill 935 minke and 10 fin whales off the coast of Antarctica in what the whalers are calling a "feasibility study" for expanded "research" whaling.

Why Greenpeace won’t compromise on commercial whaling.

Feature story | June 23, 2010 at 0:00

As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting begins in Morocco, there has been a flurry of media coverage over a possible ‘deal’ or ‘compromise’. Often the details, and sometimes the central points, can get lost as things are...

Fishy business: Stolen Pacific tuna in the European market

Publication | September 26, 2007 at 0:13

New evidence gathered by Greenpeace and presented in this report shows that part of the tuna fleet licensed to fish in the Eastern Pacific - and linked to the European market - has become involved in illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU)...

NAFO case study

Publication | June 6, 2005 at 0:00

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation: A case study in how RFMOs regularly fail to manage our Oceans.

Jobs and bottom trawling

Publication | June 14, 2005 at 0:00

How bottom trawling hits jobs and the sea floor.

Roadmap to Recovery: A Global Network of Marine Reserves

Publication | March 21, 2006 at 0:00

In this report we present a design for a global network of high seas marine reserves. Marine reserves are highly protected areas that are off limits to all extractive and destructive uses, including fishing. They are the most powerful tool...

Sperm whales - deep sea leviathans

Publication | April 26, 2006 at 0:00

Of all the creatures of the deep ocean,the sperm whale probably enjoys the most legendary status. Immortalised in Moby Dick, they are a far cry from the vengeful creature that tormented Captain Ahab and his crew. Quite the reverse. It was the...

Greenpeace activist facing jail calls for leaders to take political risks at IWC

Press release | June 21, 2010 at 0:00

A Greenpeace activist facing prison for saving whales is calling on leaders to take political risks to rescue the International Whaling Commission and whales ahead of the annual meeting which starts in Morocco today.

Save the whales rally in Wellington on June 2

Press release | May 25, 2010 at 0:00

A public rally in front of parliament next Wednesday, June 2, will deliver thousands of petitions urging the Government to save whales, not whaling.

New Zealand and Australian taxpayers to fund commercial whaling

Press release | April 12, 2010 at 0:00

In a proposal being drawn up for the International Whaling Commission (IWC), New Zealand and Australian taxpayers may have to pay for a return to commercial whaling.

Wallpapers

Multimedia hub | April 17, 2010 at 0:37

Wallpapers

Modern-day villain holds special access card to NZ Parliament

Press release | November 11, 2017 at 9:51

The company partially responsible for one of the worst oil spills in history has unfettered access to the New Zealand Parliament, warns Greenpeace.

Beam trawls

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:43

A type of bottom trawl in which the horizontal opening of the net is provided by a heavy beam mounted at each end on guides or skids that travel along the seabed. On sandy or muddy bottoms, a series of ‘tickler’ chains are strung between the...

Pelagic trawls

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:43

The front net sections are often made of very large meshes or ropes, which herd the fish towards the back of the funnel-shaped net. Pelagic trawls may be towed by one or two (pair trawl) boats.

Purse seines

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:43

Fish are encircled by a large ‘wall’ of net, which is then brought together to retain the fish by using a line at the bottom that enables the net to be closed like a purse.

Bottom gillnets

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:43

Bottom gillnets or ‘set nets’ are fine-filament nets, the lower edge of which touch the seabed, and are held in place by numerous floats, weights and anchors. If a fish’s head goes through the net but its body can’t follow, it is ‘gilled’ or...

Pelagic gillnets

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:42

Pelagic gillnets or ‘set nets’ are fine-filament nets that are kept at or below the surface by numerous floats and weights and held in position by anchors. If a fish’s head goes through the net but its body can’t follow, it is ‘gilled’ or...

Pelagic long-lines

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:42

Long-lines consist of short lines (called snoods) carrying baited hooks, attached at regular intervals to a longer main line that is laid on the bottom or suspended horizontally with the help of surface floats. Main lines can be over 150 km long...

301 - 350 of 1125 results.

results per page
10 | 20 | 50