May Push Already Over-Stressed Oceans into the Red
2010 -- Rising C02 Concentrations Could Have Increasing Impacts
on Key Fisheries and the Billions Depending Upon Them.
Fin Demand Pushes 11 Species Near Extinction
May 22, 2008 -- Overfishing driven in
part by an insatiable appetite for shark-fin soup has threatened
11 species of the ocean-dwelling predators with extinction,
according to a report released on Thursday.
Corruption in Africa’s
Date: 2008 - - Africa’s
oceans are facing a profound crisis. In many, if not most African
countries commercial fishing is causing a dramatic decline in
marine bio-diversity. It is no longer sensationalist to claim that
in the space of a single generation, large areas of the oceans
that once contained spectacular wildlife and ecosystems will be
Japan denies shooting
anti-whaler in clash
March 7, 2008 - SYDNEY
(Reuters) - A hardline anti-whaling activist, Sea Shepherd captain
Paul Watson, said he was shot during a clash with Japanese whalers
in the Southern Ocean on Friday, but survived because he was
wearing a Kevlar vest.
Sea Shepherd Captain Paul
Watson Survives Shooting Attempt in Antarctica
07. March 2008 - Today around 3:45pm Australian Eastern Standard
Time in the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone of Antarctica, an
attempt was made on the life of Paul Watson, Captain of the Sea
Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin.
Bjork backs Tibetan
independence during Shanghai concert like she did for the Faroes
Monday, March 03, 2008 -
Shanghai - Icelandic pop singer Bjork backed independence for
Tibet during her concert on Sunday in Shanghai. She called out
"Tibet! Tibet!" followed by the songs line 'Raise your flag!' to
end a passionate performance of her song "Declare Independence"
says world fisheries face collapse
February 22, 2008 - MONACO (Reuters) - A deadly combination of
climate change, over-fishing and pollution could cause the
collapse of commercial fish stocks worldwide within decades, said
Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Program.
Taste for fins puts shark
on danger list
February 18, 2008 - The scalloped hammerhead shark, one of the
ocean’s most distinctive and iconic species, is to be declared
endangered because of the impact of over-fishing to feed a
burgeoning market for shark fins in China.
OPERATION 2008 IS 'TAGGING'
- WHALE SHARKS BY SATELLITE!
In conjunction with the East
African Whale Shark Trust and generous donors in Watamu - 15.Feb.
2008 - Kenya Coast is hosting the two week "Whale Shark Expedition
2008" - which promises to be a ground-breaking, history-making
adventure in research and education.
Illegal international fishing impoverishes local fishermen
CONAKRY , 13 February 2008
(IRIN) - The livelihoods of local fishermen are increasingly
threatened by the many industrial trawlers from Europe, China,
Korea and Russia, which often operate illegally in Guinea's
Okinawa Begins Dolphin Hunts AFTER 20 YEARS
13.02.2008 - ACTION ALERT:
Nago, Okinawa hunted dolphins 20 years ago but stopped when the
town received bad publicity. The city has started the practice
ECOP-marine - Investigative reporting into the murky waters of East-African sea-fisheries -
please distribute widely - Update:
Disaster to worsen? The
battle for fish, shrimps, octopus, squid and lobster escalates
in the Western Indian Ocean. Consumers must wake up.
Unilever ends the use of shark products in its cosmetics
February 10, 2008 - Madrid -- Oceana, the international marine
conservation organisation, is engaged in a campaign to end of the
use of shark liver oil, known as squalene, in cosmetics products.
escort mercy ships
February 6, 2008 -
The Danish navy has taken over the
task of escorting mercy ships to war-ravaged Somalia. The ships
carry food to more than one million starving Somalis on behalf of
the World Food Programme (WFP).
05 Feb 2008 - Kenya faces a
serious food shortage in the near future if the on-going
post-election violence is not arrested in time. It is estimated
that up to 500,000 people may have been displaced.
suspends Antarctic whale hunt during standoff
January 17, 2008 - TOKYO - Protesters
scored a victory in a high-seas campaign to disrupt Japan's whale
hunt in the Antarctic, forcing the fleet to a standstill Wednesday
while officials scrambled to unload two activists who used a
rubber boat to get on board a harpoon vessel.
Anti-whalers"taken hostage" on Japanese whaling ship
January 15, 2008 07:59 AM - SYDNEY
(Reuters) - Two anti-whaling activists were "taken hostage" and
tied to a radar mast of a Japanese whaling vessel in the Southern
Ocean on Tuesday, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said.
stand firm on the protection of the 200nm EEZ, while IMO Renews
Calls in Fight Against "Piracy"
Mugadishu, Saturday, 22 December -
2007 [Radio Simba] Africa: IMO Renews Calls in Fight Against
Piracy. As acts of piracy continue to threaten shipping, it's time
for governments to conclude regional agreements on the menace.
Australia Wants Japanese
Whalers Out of Whale Sanctuary
CANBERRA, Australia, December 20, 2007 (ENS) - With less than
three weeks in office, the new Australian government is planning
diplomatic and legal action against Japan's so-called "research"
whaling. Much Japanese whaling takes place in the Australian Whale
Sanctuary in the Southern Ocean, where the Japanese whaling fleet
is right now, pursuing whales.
Political Victory For
December 11th, 2007 · The labor party of Australia has won their
election by a landslide and this may be good news for the whales
that migrate to and live in Antartica during November, Decem-ber,
January and February.
Obey trawling ban, warns
(26.11.2007) An Assistant minister for Fisheries has warned
trawler owners that their licences will be revoked in two weeks if
they continue flouting a fishing ban that is still in force.
Recent Dolphin Slaughter
(05.11.2007) At this time
of year Japanese Fishermen are killing dolphins in Japan They
chase the dolphins into coastal bays and then slaughter them for
their meat while keeping some alive to sell to Aquariums for about
CITES bans trade of endangered sawfish
(11.06.2007)THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An international conference on endangered species banned almost all trade Monday in
sawfish-large shark-like rays whose long snouts bristling with teeth are in high demand among collectors.
Whales Win, Japan Loses at CITES
(07.06.2007) At a June 6th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in The Hague, Netherlands, Japan and Iceland once again failed to remove the protection status of the world’s whales. CITES’ “Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties” is being held from June 3rd – 15th.
Iceland undecided on commercial whale hunts
(15.04.2007) REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - The fate of Iceland's commercial whale hunts, target of criticism from anti-whaling nations across the globe, may hinge on 100 tonnes of meat now lying in cold storage.
NEWS IV. QUARTER 2005
anti-whalers condemn massive Norwegian whale kill
4, 2005) America
’s Whale Alliance, a coalition of US based
anti-whaling groups, has condemned
after the announcement that the extended Norwegian whale-hunting
season ended last week with a reported 639 minke whales killed .
According to the Norwegian Raw Fish Sales Organization about 800
tons of whale meat have been sold to whale meat producers while
the blubber, which is heavily contaminated with toxic pollutants,
has been thrown into the sea.
'Dolphin Encounters' Depend on Inhumane Captures?
As Tourists Seek Up-Close Experiences,
Some Animals Suffer - (Oct. 27, 2005) - The enticing Mexican
beach resort city of Cancun is one of the hottest vacation
destinations for Americans. From the luxurious hotels that line
its white-sand beaches to the antics of spring break, its
turquoise-colored waters draw thousands of tourists from the
United States every year.
Warming Takes Toll on Africa's Coral Reefs
(SOUTH AFRICA: October 19, 2005) JOHANNESBURG
- Global warming is taking a toll on coral reefs off east Africa,
which will likely be killed off in a few decades if sea surface
temperatures continue to rise, a leading researcher warned on
NEWS III. QUARTER 2005
fish industry 'in crisis'
(Monday, 22 August 2005) Africa's
fisheries industry is facing a crisis, experts have claimed, with
over-fishing and a lack of investment threatening its long-term
RELEASE: "SEALORD" BRAND TUNA
- OWNED BY JAPAN WHALING COMPANY - SOLD IN NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA
(August 19, 2005) San Francisco - Earth Island Institute's International
Marine Mammal Project today announced that "Sealord" brand tuna, canned in New Zealand and sold in New Zealand and Australia, is owned
by Nissui (Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd.) of Japan.
(07. Aug 2005) The Russian sailors got some of
their own medicine, when they found themselves trapped by an
abandoned fishing net.
Waterlogged car was carrying illegal cargo
(August 01 2005) A bag of shark fins was found in the wrecked car
in which three men died when when its driver lost control, hit a
lamppost and spun off the N2 into the Black River.
II. QUARTER 2005
IMPACT OF PIRATE FISHING FLEETS ROBBING PEOPLE AND OCEANS
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU)
fishing is one of the most serious threats to the future of world
fisheries, a new report, Pirates and Profiteers, by the
Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) reveals today. Occurring in
virtually all fisheries, IUU fishing is a global phenomenon with
substantial and growing negative social, economic, and
Environmentalist in jail for defending illegally imported
Solomon Islands dolphins UPDATE:
28.04.2005 - THANK YOU ALL!
MEXICAN DOLPHIN DEFENDER RELEASED FROM JAIL HOUSE!!!
One fifth world's reefs destroyed
(April 25, 2005) The demise of the world's coral reefs could
threaten coastal communities as global fish stocks fall, an
international conservation group said on Monday.
NASA study finds snow melt causes large ocean plant blooms
(22.04.2005) A NASA funded study has found a decline in winter and spring snow cover over Southwest Asia and the Himalayan mountain range is creating conditions for more widespread blooms of ocean plants in the Arabian Sea.
Experts Meet to Decipher Mysterious Declines
(April 15, 2005) (ENS) - Salmon
biologists, habitat specialists, fisheries and agency managers and
international leaders from five nations will gather on Sunday for
an in depth look at ways to conserve and manage salmon throughout
the North Pacific.
Environmentalist in jail for defending illegally imported
Solomon Islands dolphins We
need your support!!! The
Mexican environmentalist-lady Araceli Dominguez was imprisoned on
Saturday 23rd of April for defending the freedom of the Solomon
Must Be Banned From the Antarctic
(April, 2005) Japan's JARPA
program has finished! JARPA was a 16 year whale killing research
project carried out by the Japanese government.
I. QUARTER 2005
EMERGENCY ALERT: US must Stop RMS !
(February 28, 2005)
-pls distribute far and wide - especially into the USA - CALL
FOR ACTION - based on a REPORT ON RECENT LOBBYING TRIP TO THE USA
- by Sue Arnold, Australians for Animals
Mexico Suspends Permit for
Controversial U.S. Research Ship
(February 21, 2005) Mexico announced Friday it has suspended permits for a U.S. research vessel conducting sound-wave experiments in the Gulf after the ship ran aground on a coral reef and damaged it.
(20 February, 2005) The shrinking size
of fish due to their overexploitation has dire consequences for
the recovery of depleted stocks, scientists have claimed.
Mexico Suspends Permits for U.S. Vessel
Mexico Suspends Permits for U.S. Research Vessel After It Hits Coral Reef:
MEXICO CITY (Feb 18, 2005) Mexico announced Friday it has suspended permits for a U.S. research vessel conducting sound-wave experiments in the Gulf after the ship ran aground on a coral reef and damaged it.
Find Dramatic Changes in Southern Ocean, Fear Climate Link
17, 2005) HOBART, AUSTRALIA - Scientists have discovered dramatic
changes in the temperature and salinity of deep waters in the
Southern Ocean that they warn could have a major impact on global
Whale Stranding in
N.C. Followed Navy Sonar Use
(Friday, January 28, 2005) Military Says Connection to Death of 37 Animals Is
At least 37 whales beached themselves and died along the North Carolina
shore earlier this month soon after Navy vessels on a deep-water training
mission off the coast used powerful sonar as part of the exercise.
reporting into the murky waters of East-African sea-fisheries
(CL 2005) -
please distribute widely - Kenya:
Disaster to worsen? The
battle for fish, shrimps, octopus, squid and lobster escalates
in the Western Indian Ocean. Consumers must wake up.
Malaysia to stop encroachment of coastal fishing zones by deep-sea vessels
(25-01-2005) Malaysia's Fisheries Department will step-up measures to stop deep-sea fishing vessels from encroaching coastal fishing
NEWS IV. QUARTER 2004
Over 100 whales, dolphins die in beachings
(November 30, 2004) SYDNEY:
More than 100 whales and dolphins died in two separate beachings in 24 hours on remote Australian islands, leaving rescuers yesterday struggling to steer survivors out to sea and prevent more strandings.
Humans are not on
sharks' menu, says expert
November 25, 2004 - Large numbers of Great
White sharks are swimming just beyond the False Bay breakers,
close to swimmers and scores of surfers. These sharks have daily opportunities to attack people.
That attacks are very rare proves that the sharks have little
interest in hunting humans and gives lie to the current hysteria
about shark attacks, say experts.
World: The Dolphin Hunters will air internationally today and
tomorrow. Approximately 300 million viewers worldwide will be exposed to the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan.
WORLD FISHERIES DAY
Once again we are getting ready to celebrate World Fisheries Day on 21^st November. It is a day of fisher people all over the World to realize that they are at the center of Development and Management of Resources. World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) is very happy to join this celebration. The seafarers, the fisher women, fish workers and their families are very much involved in
High opening trawls and their impacts on the living marine resources of the seas and
RESOLUTION - at the Co ordination Committee meeting of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples in Martinique.
The WFFP CC unanimously passed the Resolution and presented the same to the UN by N.D.Koli , our
representative - High opening trawls and their impacts on the living marine resources of the seas and
Jumbo flying squid discovered in Alaska
(October 15, 2004) Sitka - A large Humboldt squid caught offshore from Sitka is among numerous sightings of a species seen for the first time in waters of the Far North, and the first of the species recovered from British Columbia waters.
NEWS III. QUARTER 2004
Fewer Fish Are Wasted, but More Are Illegally
ROME, Italy, September 14, 2004 (ENS) - Millions of tons fewer fish are being wasted each year according to a new analysis of global data for the last decade from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. But at the same time, the problem of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is growing in scope and intensity, recent studies by the agency reveal.
Two die after eating deadly puffer fish
(August 16 2004) Phnom Penh - Two men have been fatally poisoned in northwestern Cambodia after eating toxic puffer fish bought from a local fisherman, media reported on Monday.
Some dolphins are born socialites
(August 12, 2004) LONDON - Some people are born to be the life and soul of the party
- and so, it seems, are some dolphins. It is well established that dolphins, who are highly intelligent animals, form complex social groups or pods.
Whaling Moratorium Holds for Another Year
SORRENTO, Italy, July 23,
2004 (ENS) - Whale conservationists won several victories this
week at the International Whaling Commission annual meeting that
wound up here Thursday, but other battles were lost to pro-whaling
interests. The 18 year long moratorium on commercial whaling is
still in place, but there will be no whale sanctuaries in the
South Pacific or the South Atlantic at least for another year.
Find Something Fishy in US Diets
LONDON - All is not what it seems in a popular fish supper in the
United States. Scientists from the University of North Carolina
have found that three-quarters of the fish sold there labeled as
Red Snapper is nothing of the sort.
NEWS Il. OUARTER 2004
paper in Science introduces revolutionary new paradigm for fishery
management This article
can be viewed on-line at Science Magazine. MIAMI,
July 16, 2004 ~ Seventeen of the world’s top marine scientists
today unveiled a plan that seeks to avert the collapse of fish
populations by focusing on managing the entire ecosystem rather
than one species at a time.
Polar Ice Cap Threatens Ancient Arctic Basins
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, June 24, 2004 (ENS) - A multinational
partnership of polar scientists is poised to take an historic
census of marine life in the Arctic Ocean, including the
planet’s oldest seawater – a vast, still pool unstirred for
millennia, walled by steep ridges and lidded with ice.
blob mystery solved at last
(23 June 04) Exclusive from New
Scientist Print Edition - "An ocean without unnamed monsters,"
wrote John Steinbeck, "would be like sleep without dreams."
But the dream that a new species of sea monster washed up in Chile
in 2003 is over.Marine biologists have definitively shown that the
"Chilean Blob" and other similar mysteries are simply
the remains of whales.
Brazilian President Seeks Support for Atlantic Whale
BRASILIA, Brazil, June 14, 2004 (ENS) - For the first time, a Latin American head of state has formally written to his peers on the importance of the non-lethal use of whale resources.
of dolphins found dead in Mauritania
Dakar - Forty-nine dolphins
have been found dead on beaches in Mauritania, the deputy head of
the north-west African country's oceanography and fishing
institute, Mika Diop, told reporters here Friday.
Zealand to ask tiny Palau to support whale sanctuary
New Zealand wants the tiny Pacific
state of Palau to end its opposition to the creation of a whale
sanctuary in the South Pacific Ocean.
Shoreline Clogged with Microscopic Plastic Litter
Plastic-based litter from human beings is
inundating the world's oceans and polluting shorelines down to the
microscopic level, according to British scientists who recently
completed a multi-year study on the problem in and around Great
Giant squid leaves sexcapades to chance
(04 May 04)Stralsund - The giant squid is not especially choosy when it comes to sex and will mate blind without
checking if the object of its affection is male or female, a German researcher said on Tuesday.
rising faster near coasts
(21 April 04) Exclusive from New
Scientist Print Edition. Subscribe and get 4 free issues.
Satellite measurements of sea levels have uncovered a bizarre
effect - the sea seems to be rising faster near the coast than in
marine life is getting sicker
(19 April 04) For years, apparent increases in illness among
marine creatures, from whales to coral, have left marine
scientists with the uneasy suspicion that the seas are
increasingly plagued by disease. Now, US researchers have
uncovered the first good evidence that they are right.
of seal pup killing is sickening
POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL BOARD - Thursday, April 8, 2004 - Fashion
is reviving Canada's brutal hunting of baby seals. The craze for
seal fur deserves a quick death.
NEWS I. OUARTER 2004
plans to protect dolphins
plans to protect dolphins: Worldwide
over 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die unintentionally in
fishermen's hauls, according to a study released last year. In
response, European Union nations are considering requiring
fishermen to install acoustic "pingers" on their boats
to scare away the marine mammals.
zones" grow in polluted oceans
(March 2004) "Dead zones" grow in polluted oceans: Delegates attending the meeting of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) in South Korea this week were warned about growing "dead zones" in the world's oceans, where plants and animals cannot live.
Scientists Condemn Deepsea Trawling
(March 11, 2004) Coldwater corals, plain Cinderellas to their flashy tropical
sisters, are being destroyed before arriving at the scientific ball.
US & UK Retailers Linked to Whale Meat Sales in Japan!
(March 10, 2004) US
retail giant WalMart and the UK's biggest food retailer TESCO have
been intimately linked to the sale of products from Japan's whale,
dolphin and porpoise hunts. The reports just released were
issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIR), the Humane
society, and Greenpeace.
anti-whaling campaign launched
(09 March 2004) A
new report, with foreword by Sir David Attenborough, exposes the
cruelty behind whaling. A new report, 'Troubled Waters', is being
released today to mark the launch of a global campaign against
whaling. Key scientific and practical evidence is brought together
for the first time to highlight the true extent of the cruelty
inherent in the modern day killing of whales. More than 1,400
whales are expected to die this year alone.
simple reason to stop whaling: it's cruel
(09 March 2004) 142
organisations unite to highlight horrific impact of harpooning
- By Michael McCarthy, Environment
Editor - Animal welfare groups
from around the world presented a report on whaling yesterday that
aims to take the argument back to basics: the cruelty of the kill.
in environment also influence fish stocks
(March 2004) Changes
in environment also influence fish stocks: Marine
biologists at last week's Royal Society meeting believe that
environmental changes, such as global warming, may have as much of
an impact on fish stocks as overfishing.
Seas and Oceans – Dead or Alive?
Barcelona and the Universal Forum of
Cultures to Host World Environment Day 2004 - This
Year's Global Theme: Wanted! Seas and Oceans - Dead or Alive?
- Nairobi/Barcelona, 24 February 2004
- The city of Barcelona, known for its commitment to culture and
urban renewal, will be hosting World Environment Day 2004, the
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
Great Barrier Reef Corals Victims of Global Warming
BRISBANE, Australia, February 25, 2004 (ENS) - Global warming is causing the corals of the Great Barrier Reef
to bleach and die, and new research by an Australian team shows that under a worst case scenario the coral
populations on the world’s longest reef will collapse by 2100.
- marine alert 23.01.2004 - Wild dolphin capture in Africa
The Marine Connection has just received news that a massive capture of wild Bottlenose
dolphins is ongoing in Guinea Bissau, West Africa. This would appear to be
very similar to the Solomon Islands captures that occurred in 2003.
Partnership Conference in Cairns, Australia,
11 - 14 May 2004.
Ocean life depends on single circulation pattern in
NEWS IV. OUARTER
EU RATIFIES FISH STOCKS
DEEP SEA 2003 CONFERENCE
50TH SESSION OF IMO MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
whales found dead
GREENPEACE FACES CHARGES BY IMO AND THE US
the GOVERNANCE of ICELAND: The undersigned conservation and animal welfare organisations
write to express outrage at Iceland's resumption of whaling.
III. QUARTER 2003
Maritime Safety Agency Empowered to
Study Warns Whale Populations Too Low for Hunting
Mauritanian beaches full of dead dolphins
NEWS II. QUARTER 2003
to the dogs
the Whales, Again
Levels Reduced by 90%
Alliance Issues Overview of U.S. Seafood Consumption, Consumer Attitudes Toward Sustainable Fishing
Claims Progress In Protecting Nation's Fish
International Whaling Commission (IWC)
for Federal Court Showdown
Whale Killing Methods Workshop at IWC Berlin
Report from the
Aboriginal Subsistence Working Group
IWC BERLIN 2003 - daily GWA update -
- THE TRUTH !
and the Berlin Initiative
Fourth Meeting of
the Open-ended Informal Consultative
INFORMAL CONSULTATIVE PROCESS ON OCEANS AND THE LAW OF THE SEA
of 10 dolphins under investigation
advises pregnant women against whale meat
10 percent of big ocean fish left - scientists
dolphins could die out in 10 years
NEWS I. QUARTER 2003
crayfish threatens native species
Crisis Caused by Destructive Fishing
Iceland May Resume Hunts; Japan, Norway Blast
DEFENCE OF THE WHALES,
THE CHIEFLY PEOPLES OF THE OCEAN WORLD ! NO MORE TIME TO TALK
- TIME FOR ACTION !
resources and biodiversity conservation , yet another
Indigenous People's struggle
NEWS: DOMINICAN STATE REJECTS DOLPHIN CAPTURE
STILL KILL DOLPHINS FOR MEAT
KEPT AND BORN AS LIVELONG SLAVES
An Ugly Fight at Pretty Site
Marine Resources: Property Rights, Economics and
1963 through 1999 , the Japanese Government allowed the fishermen
of Japan to slaughter 668,393 dolphins
of anti-aquaculture activist in Brazil
to defy ban, resume whale exports to Iceland
IWC refused to re-admit Iceland to the IWC !
Japan, a new taste treat - the whaleburger
fishing fleets plundering west African stocks
Herring Trade Leaves Little for Whales, Fish, Birds
Salmon Stand to Lose Habitat Protection
Seeks to Make Seal Hunt More Humane
to Import Norwegian Whale Meat
Plans to Hunt Endangered Sei Whales
to Import Norwegian Whale Meat
coast guard braces for whaling
Endangered Turtles Killed On Indian Coast
on the Great Barrier Reef Hold Health Secrets
Disappearing Worldwide Due to Human Overload
sea mammals facing extinction - UN
loses pollution battle
Right to Forbid Seal Pup Killing Upheld
Gases Linked to Stronger El Niño Events
10 Richest Reefs Hammered by Humans
O = links out of
order ! ( under construction )
Hit Greenpeace Protesters with Water Cannons
vs Trawlers: Who is the Villain?
NORWAY BURNING? - Whaler sinks, plant destroyed
Japan aides reach no deal in whaling dispute
Overkill of Marine Megafauna Triggered Current Ocean Crises
MILITARY SONAR THREAT TO WORLD’S WHALES !
on ending ban at whale meeting
Whaling Commission stumbles on UK : July 27, 2001
commission puts Iceland membership on hold
PRICE OF WHALES
admits trading whale votes - Greenpeace protesters attack a
Japanese whaling ship
whale cargo rebuffed by airlines
- South Pacific whale sanctuary bid looks beached
Unites to Support a South Pacific
executive placed under investigation in Erika scandal
- Alert ! -
OCHA Situation Report
waste from Italy dumped in Somalia may have affected Italian
soldiers based there with a United Nations force in the mid-1990s.