High seas protest law passedNew Zealand Herald | 16 Apr 2013
Parliament has passed a controversial law outlawing protests that interfere with or damage oil exploration vessels, leaving protesters liable for a fine of up to $100,000 for groups or $50,000 for an individual. The new law also makes it an offence for people to get closer than 500 metres to a ship that is declared to have a "non-interference zone''.
Deep-sea law change debatedNew Zealand Herald | 11 Apr 2013
A controversial law change which would limit protest near deep-sea oil and gas operations has been debated for the first time in a heated Parliamentary session.
Deep seas law 'a sledgehammer'New Zealand Herald | 09 Apr 2013
A new law change to restrict demonstrations in the deep seas has been described as taking a sledgehammer to peaceful protest by a coalition of high-profile lawyers, unionists, environmentalists and a former Prime Minister.
Government 'over-reacting' to protestors - GreensNew Zealand Herald | 01 Apr 2013
There has been a call for the Government to quit cracking down on protestors and turn their attention to the issues protestors are talking about. The Government is proposing to ban protestors from within 500 metres of mining structures and ships in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.
Greenpeace responds to NFI criticismWorld Fishing | 12 Mar 2013
In response to a recent article published regarding the National Fisheries Institute's (NFI) criticism of Greenpeace's annual sustainability survey and ranking of US grocers, 'Carting Away the Oceans', World Fishing & Aquaculture has received the following letter from Greenpeace USAs Oceans Campaign Director, John Hocevar.
NFI informs retailers of Greenpeace hypocrisyWorld Fishing | 07 Mar 2013
Greenpeace's annual sustainability survey and ranking of US grocers, 'Carting Away the Oceans', has been criticised by the National Fisheries Institute (NFI).
Anti-whaling 'pirates' told to stopNew Zealand Herald | 27 Feb 2013
Their supporters call them heroes. The Japanese government calls them terrorists. Now, the United States' largest federal court has labelled them pirates. In doing so, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals castigated Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded for the tactics used in their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the dangerous waters of Antarctica.
Sea Shepherd ships clash with whalersNew Zealand Herald | 26 Feb 2013
Anti-whaling vessels from the Sea Shepherd organisation have collided with the whaling ship Nisshin Marym. The Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR), which owns the Japanese ship, said in a statement its vessel was rammed at least five times by Sea Shepherd vessels Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and Sam Simon in the Southern Ocean yesterday.
Whalers suspend huntNew Zealand Herald | 21 Feb 2013
Japanese whalers have temporarily suspended their annual hunt in the Southern Ocean because protesters are making refuelling too dangerous. Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) says its Antarctic whale research mother ship Nisshin Maru was damaged yesterday (Wed) when it and a supply tanker were sabotaged by the Sea Shepherd ships Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and Sam Simon.
Sea Shepherd protest ships rammed by whalersNew Zealand Herald | 20 Feb 2013
Crews aboard an anti-whaling protest ship in the Southern Ocean have escaped injury but are struggling to mend "significant damage" to their vessel after it was rammed by Japanese whalers.
Sea Shepherd activists clash with Japanese whaler in Southern OceanGuardian Unlimited | 20 Feb 2013
Anti-whaling activists say a Japanese whaling ship has rammed two of their vessels, marking the first clash of this winter's "whale wars" in the freezing Antarctic seas. The marine conservation group Sea Shepherd called on Australia to send a naval vessel to the area after claims that the whaling fleet's factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, had collided with two of its vessels including its flagship, the Steve Irwin.
NFFO: Greenpeace should focus on the fishermenWorld Fishing | 12 Feb 2013
The National Federation of Fisherman's Organisations (NFFO) has offered to meet with Greenpeace to identify more 'real and tangible ways the organisation can contribute to the sustainable and commercial goals of the UK fishing industry.
NFFO names 10 flaws in Greenpeace researchWorld Fishing | 06 Feb 2013
The National Federation of Fisherman's Organisations (NFFO) has identified 10 flaws in a report by Greenpeace, which it says risks dividing and damaging the very livelihoods, industry and food supply the environmental group purports to support.