Blog: Oceans

Rainbow Warrior returns from defending the deep

Posted by darren — 26 May 2005 at 3:34pm - Comments

SV Rainbow Warrior

In June 2005, during the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the bombing of Rainbow Warrior I in Auckland harbour, its successor set sail for the international waters around New Zealand to help defend deep sea life.

Whale Embassy threatened!

Posted by darren — 12 May 2005 at 3:42pm - Comments

The 'Whale Embassy' site in Ulsan, Korea

Our 'Whale Embassy' volunteers in Ulsan, Korea have just received a threatening letter telling them to vacate the site within 24 hours or face the "consequences".

Exposed: Korean whale-butchery plans

Posted by darren — 14 April 2005 at 2:59pm - Comments

Greenpeace activists expose whale factory plans

We've exposed secret plans by the South Korean government to build a whale and dolphin meat processing factory, despite an international ban on whaling.

Double dead dolphin delivery

Posted by darren — 31 March 2005 at 1:46pm - Comments

A dead dolphin is delivered to the French Embassy in London

We've just delivered dead dolphins bearing the scars of a final struggle in fishing nets simultaneously to French government offices in London and Paris.

Greenpeace is calling for a total ban on pair trawling, which kills thousands of dolphins in the English Channel every year. France has the largest bass pair trawling fleet in Europe but has failed to take action to stop these needless deaths.

Buoys halt trawlers

Posted by darren — 9 March 2005 at 12:59pm - Comments

Trawler crew remove a Greenpeace buoy from their net

Our activists have just attempted to halt two UK dolphin-killing pair trawlers - the Ocean Dawn and the Sunrise - from fishing by attaching large buoys to their net.

Pair trawlers are responsible for the deaths of thousands of dolphins in the Channel every year. The dolphins are caught and drowned in the huge net dragged between two vessels.

Dead dolphin found

Posted by darren — 22 February 2005 at 4:49pm - Comments

Dead dolphin found by our ship, MV Esperanza

We've just found a dead dolphin bearing the tell tale signs of being killed in a large fishing net, floating 18 miles south of Plymouth.

Observers onboard our ship, MY Esperanza, spotted the dolphin at 9.10am and, after battling gale force winds, were eventually able to bring the dolphin onboard.

Esperanza sets sail to protect dolphins

Posted by darren — 17 February 2005 at 6:20pm - Comments

MV Esperanze sets sail

Our ship, the MY Esperanza, has just set sail from Falmouth to investigate dolphin deaths in the English Channel.

Every year hundreds of dolphins are killed by pair trawlers and other destructive fishing - their corpses are washing up on beaches in south west England right now.

Government in the dock over dolphin deaths

Posted by darren — 10 February 2005 at 6:30pm - Comments

Dead Dolphin in the Channel

We've just launched a legal challenge against the government to help save dolphins from being caught and killed in large fishing nets.

Our legal team has filed papers in the High Court seeking a ban on all fishing boats from pair trawling for sea bass within 200 miles of the UK. This type of fishing involves two boats dragging a huge net between them. Last year, government observers witnessed UK pair trawlers catching and killing 169 dolphins.

EU pushes cod towards extinction

Posted by darren — 23 December 2004 at 12:27am - Comments

We've slammed the European Union's new fishing quotas, which will push cod closer to extinction in British waters.

Under pressure from Tony Blair's government, EU ministers ignored scientific advice calling for a halt to cod fishing for the third year in a row. They also threw out proposals to close some fishing grounds to protect cod stocks.

Marine reserves: Royal Commission report calls for action

Posted by darren — 7 December 2004 at 3:57pm - Comments

Catch from trawling on the Dogger Bank, North Sea

A new report by the influential Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP) has backed our call for a network of large-scale marine reserves - essentially national parks, but at sea.

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