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FADs scourge of the sea

Feature story | November 28, 2011 at 18:06

Fish Aggregation Devices are the scourge of the seas, floating death traps for fish, sharks, rays and turtles. But what is a FAD, and why are they used?

Pole and Line

Feature story | December 14, 2012 at 15:14

Ali Saeed, master fisherman, operates one of the largest 'dhoni' fishing boats from the island of Hulhumeedhoo in the Addu atoll. He inherited his first fishing boat from his father 25 years ago while aged just 20. His island community, home to 4...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

Help Mister Splashy Pants rescue the Tokyo Two

Feature story | June 29, 2008 at 0:00

Mister Splashy Pants just heard that two of his Greenpeace pals have been arrested. He, too, is amazed that they've been locked up for exposing the truth -- and he's going to do something about it. Are you?

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...

Save whales, not whaling

Feature story | April 26, 2010 at 0:00

A proposal to keep the dying whaling industries on life support has just been unveiled by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) -- instead of a concrete plan to safeguard whales.

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.

NZ deals a double blow to bluefin tuna

Feature story | April 15, 2010 at 5:25

The National-led Government has made some oceans-related calls lately that have left Kiwis wondering what’s happened to our conservation ethic.

Disaster for bluefin tuna at CITES meeting

Feature story | March 22, 2010 at 19:31

Governments have completely failed to pull bluefin tuna back from the brink of 'commercial extinction': it would have been so easy, listen to the scientists, witness the failure of the exiting management group, and agree to protection under CITES...

NZ set to become the dirty rat on whaling

Feature story | March 17, 2010 at 0:00

For decades New Zealand has been one of the staunchest defenders of the whales. But right now by supporting a proposal which would allow Japan, Norway and Iceland to hunt whales openly NZ is set to turn its back on the whales.

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...

Whaling on trial

Feature story | March 8, 2010 at 18:53

The Tokyo Two trial continued today as a former whaler took to the stand and cast serious doubt on the veracity of the official investigation into our allegations of institutional embezzlement within Japan's whaling industry. He further revealed...

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...

GUILTY! Japan's justice system "breached human rights of Greenpeace anti-whaling...

Feature story | February 8, 2010 at 0:00

When two of our activists were detained after exposing major corruption in the Japanese whaling industry - we knew the Japanese authorities breached internationally guaranteed human rights. Now, as these two activists prepare to take the stand...

NZ to increase catch of critically endangered bluefin tuna

Feature story | January 27, 2010 at 0:00

New Zealand’s seafood industry and Ministry of Fisheries would like everyone to believe that NZ's fisheries are well managed and sustainable. Unfortunately that's not true. Many of our commercial fisheries still rely on bottom trawling, one of...

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.

Harpooned: Greenpeace exposes scandal at heart of whaling

Feature story | May 15, 2008 at 0:00

Stake outs, testimony from informers, hidden cameras and tailing trucks full of stolen goods - it reads like a Hollywood movie, but it was an every day experience for Greenpeace activists in Japan, who have spent four months cracking open a major...

Activist injured during attempt to save bluefin tuna

Feature story | June 5, 2010 at 0:00

As bluefin tuna fishing began in the Mediterranean today, just south of Malta - we set out to peacefully rescue endangered fish trapped inside a massive purse seine net. But our boats and activists were met with violence as several fishing...

Foodtown costing us our oceans

Feature story | August 14, 2009 at 6:21

Our efforts to stop overfishing and destructive practices have expanded over the last few years from a focus purely on the fishing industry to now include seafood retailers. Retailers buy and sell huge quantities of seafood each year, and form...

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...

Time's running out for tuna

Feature story | April 20, 2008 at 22:35

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

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

Feature story | February 19, 2008 at 0:00

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.

Whaling fleet makes illegal fuel stop

Feature story | January 23, 2008 at 19:11

Yesterday, after 11 days of preventing the Japanese whaling fleet from killing whales, activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, temporarily blocked the fleet's factory ship Nisshin Maru from being illegally refueled in Antarctic waters.

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...

Iceland stops commercial whale hunt

Feature story | August 26, 2007 at 23:17

In a setback to the whaling industry worldwide, Iceland's fisheries minister has just announced he will not issue further commercial whale-hunting quotas.

VICTORY! Bottom trawling scuttled

Feature story | May 14, 2007 at 0:00

So far 2007 seems a year of victory. First the fall of Marsden B and now an end to bottom trawling in the South pacific.

Japan, whaling and the Esperanza

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 0:00

It is cherry blossom season here in Japan, and Tokyo is beautiful, with lovely spring weather and trees in full bloom. Unfortunately while people here enjoy the season, our ship the Esperanza is at sea in force 8 conditions as organisations...

Esperanza refuels in Sydney: Howard heads to Japan

Feature story | March 9, 2007 at 1:28

After 42 days at sea the Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived in Sydney this morning. It will spend 48 hours re-supplying and then sail directly for Japan.

Whaling Fleet leaving Southern Ocean

Feature story | February 25, 2007 at 0:51

24 February - The Japanese Government whaling fleet is finally leaving the Southern Ocean, according to their expedition leader. The Nisshin Maru, disabled for nine days by fire, is moving under her own power. We hope this is the last time the...

The key to ending whaling

Feature story | February 19, 2007 at 0:00

Jun Hoshikawa, a Japanese writer and translator, has published over 60 books. He took up the post as Executive Director for Greenpeace Japan 14 months ago. Here he explains what he believes is the key to ending whaling: changing the perceptions...

Greenpeace ready to tow stricken whaling ship

Feature story | February 17, 2007 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is ready to tow the stricken Japanese whaling vessel the Nisshin Maru out of danger and prevent potential Antarctic environmental disaster.

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.

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