MAUI’S DOLPHIN DEBATE -TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE SAYS EARTHRACE CONSERVATION

“I have never been more ashamed to be a kiwi”, said Pete Bethune, founder of Earthrace Conservation, on hearing that the Ministry for Primary Industries had pressured New Zealand’s Head of Delegation to the IUCN, Andrew Bignell, to go against a motion to increase protection for Maui’s dolphins at the recent World Conservation Congress. New […]

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THE BATTLE AGAINST SUPER-TRAWLERS – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 18

The so-called super trawler, the Margiris, which appeared in Australian waters a month ago is a doom-laden harbinger of things to come. These massive vessels have been slowly increasing in number, as a few large fishing companies look for larger profits from a dwindling fishery resource. It was heartening to see the Aussies and a […]

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GOVERNMENT ‘SELLING OUR SOUL’ IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY

“Our industry is doomed”, Rewi says to me angrily. “And it happened the day those bastards in Wellington introduced the quota management system.” Rewi pours some milk into a steaming cup of tea and hands it over to me. “Ever since then, our industry has been on a slippery slope to oblivion.” His comments surprise […]

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GOVT SELLS OUR SOUL IN FISHING – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 17

“Our industry is doomed”, Rewi says to me angrily.  “And it happened the day those bastards in Wellington introduced the quota management system.”  Rewi pours some milk into a steaming cup of tea and hands it over to me.  “Ever since then, our industry has been on a slippery slope to oblivion.” His comments surprise […]

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TRIBALISTIC ACTIVISM – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 16

“Dad.  I’d like to go and volunteer at an Orphanage in the Philippines.”   Danielle’s request comes somewhat out of the blue.  She is in her last year of High School, but until now, discussions had been about University and further study.  Not volunteering in some far-off land. I look over at Danielle.  There is a […]

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PETE BETHUNE REFUTES ‘TURNCOAT’ ALLEGATION FROM WATSON

Posted 9:01am 21st September 2012 ”BEING CALLED A ‘TURNCOAT’ BY CAPTAIN WATSON OF SEA SHEPHERD IS DISINGENUOUS TO PUT IT MILDLY”, SAYS EARTHRACE FOUNDER, PETE BETHUNE Recent press releases and statements issued by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have sought to blame Pete Bethune for many of the legal problems that the organisation and its […]

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