JUDGEMENT DAY FOR JAPAN – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 29

March 31st 2014 will go down as an historic day for the whaling industry and the anti-whaling movement.  On this day, the International Court for Justice (ICJ) will hand down its verdict in the case brought by Australia and New Zealand against Japan over its so-called Research Whaling Program in the Southern Ocean. The stakes […]

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INBREEDING CONTROVERSY MAKING WAVES FOR USHAKA SEA WORLD

INBREEDING CONTROVERSY MAKING WAVES FOR USHAKA SEA WORLD The recent birth and death of a nine day-old Bottlenose dolphin, named ‘Baby’, at uShaka Sea World in South Africa, has sparked tremendous upset and controversy throughout the marine conservation community. Given there is only one other male dolphin in captivity at uShaka apart from the original […]

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CONSERVATION MISSIONS WANTED – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 28

In 2013, Earthrace ran a series of Conservation missions in Costa Rica and West Africa.  Missions included targeting illegal trawling, illegal longlining, protection of Marine Protected Areas, illegal gold mining, and the illegal harvesting of turtle eggs.  With a team of 25, half a dozen ex-military personnel, a full film crew, and over a million […]

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BETHUNE CALLS FOR MARINE INDUSTRY SUPPORT FOR ROWING4REEFS

WORLD POWERBOAT SPEED RECORD HOLDER PETE BETHUNE OF EARTHRACE, CALLS FOR MARINE INDUSTRY SUPPORT FOR ‘CRAZY BRIT’ IN SINGLE-HANDED PACIFIC ROW In 2008, Pete Bethune and his boat, Earthrace, set a new world speed record for a powerboat circumnavigating the globe. Sadly, ‘Earthrace’ itself is no more, sunk in January 2010 after being rammed by […]

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BLACKFISH, WHITE WHALES, BLACK DAYS

  In an almost unbelievable turn of events, bearing in mind the global hoo-ha surrounding the release of the documentary ‘Blackfish’ and the resulting condemnation towards keeping whales and dolphins in captivity emanating from ordinary, erstwhile SeaWorld fans as well as die hard activists (and it seems an increasing number of recording artists http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/10/us-usa-blackfish-seaworld-idUS…), the Georgia […]

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DEEP SEA DRILLING – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 27

I’ve been sitting on the sideline watching this sudden push in New Zealand to open up deep sea drilling.  Having heard various arguments, I thought I’d do some digging and make up my own mind.  I come with a decent grounding in this, having worked on Oil Exploration Rigs through the North Sea and Africa, […]

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SPERM WHALE STRANDING IN THE FAROE ISLANDS

Sunday 23 November Four sperm whales had been seen swimming and playing off the coast when a big storm with winds up to 108 mph hit the Islands on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, it was reported that three had stranded in shallow water between the islands of Streymoy and Esturoy in the Faroe Islands. A […]

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LA MALDICIÓN DE LA PESCA ILLEGAL – MISIÓN PIRATA

9 Noviembre, 2013 LA MALDICIÓN DE LA PESCA ILLEGAL – MISIÓN PIRATA EARTHRACE, MINAE Y PRETOMA SE UNEN EN COSTA RICA PARA LA MISIÓN PIRATA Earthrace, la organización conservacionista marina, acaba de volver de una exitosa operación de tres meses, Misión Pirata, que se realizó en Costa Rica y tuvo como objetivo una cantidad de […]

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EARTHRACE LAUNCHES ‘BE OCEAN RESPONSIBLE’ CAMPAIGN

EARTHRACE LAUNCHES ‘BE OCEAN RESPONSIBLE’ CAMPAIGN ON WORLD RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL DAY LOOK BEFORE YOU BOOK #beoceanresponsible #lookb4ubook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.746245645392635.1073741828.209… Phrases like ‘responsible travel’ and ‘ethical tourism’ are increasingly used by the travel trade and media. Traveling ‘ethically’ more usually refers issues such as our carbon footprint or supporting local enterprises, and this year, water consumption was […]

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CLUBBING’S NO ADVENTURE SAY 80,000 SEALS

News release for issue Sunday 27 October 2013 80,000 SEAL PUPS SAY CLUBBING’S NO ADVENTURE AS ATTA SUMMIT BEGINS IN NAMIBIA The decision by the Adventure Travel Trade Association to hold their annual Adventure Travel World Summit in Namibia this year has angered and disappointed campaigning organisations like Earthrace Conservation and The Seals of Nam. […]

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THE CURSE OF ILLEGAL FISHING – MISSION PIRATA

EARTHRACE, MINAE AND PRETOMA TEAM UP IN COSTA RICA FOR MISSION PIRATA Marine conservation organisation, Earthrace, has just returned from a successful three-month operation, ‘Mission Pirata’, in Costa Rica targeting a number of issues including illegal fishing. As a result of the team’s activities, a number of prosecutions of persons engaged in illegal fishing activities […]

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FAROE ISLAND WHALE HUNTERS WILL NEED ‘LICENCE TO KILL’ FROM 2015

AFTER 125 PILOT WHALES DIE IN FAROE ISLANDS, NEWS FROM EARTHRACE THAT HUNTERS WILL NEED ‘LICENCE TO KILL’ FROM 2015 The first grind of the year has taken place in the Faroe Islands. A total of 125 pilot whales were killed last week (Monday 22 July) after the pod was spotted the previous evening and […]

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