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Items tagged 'International Whaling Commission'

The Norway whaling probe that led to EIA’s creation

. Some 30 years ago, in June 1983, I was aboard the 116ft North Sea trawler the Balaenoptera with a wonderful crew of volunteers. Our aim was to document Norwegian whaling – something no-one had done before. The momentous decision to end all commercial whaling by 1986 had been made the year before by the […]

The shocking impacts of plastic pollution in our oceans

. We live in an increasingly throw-away society, but what are the true environmental costs of our perfectly packaged products? Since plastic production began in the 1950s, plastic debris has been accumulating in our marine environment. In just one week, from bottled water alone, the US produces enough discarded bottles to circle the planet five […]

Fish buyers: Is your seafood tainted by blood of whales?

BRUSSELS: Animal welfare and conservation groups are advising major seafood buyers attending the 2013 European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe Convention in Brussels this week to be aware that there are whalers in their midst, and that the seafood they are considering purchasing may be “tainted by the blood of whales”. Twenty-five years ago, […]

The Autumn 2012 issue of Investigator is now available

Welcome to the Autumn 2012 issue of EIA’s bi-annual newsletter Investigator, giving you an overview of our key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features: • an update on our work to pressure internet giant Yahoo! to stop profiting from the slaughter of whales and dolphins; • a report on proceedings at […]

Faroe Islands PM urged to end the slaughter of pilot whales

The Environmental Investigation Agency and eight other NGOs have written to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Kaj Leo Johannesen, to express their deep concerns about the high number of pilot whales killed there so far this year. In the year to August 24, 590 long-finned pilot whales have been killed on the Islands, […]

Marine debris – don’t let out of sight be out of mind

  When I first joined EIA as Campaign Researcher on the cetaceans team six months ago, I must confess that marine debris was not something I’d given a lot of consideration to. I hate to see litter by the roadsides, but the accumulation of debris in our marine environment was out of sight and therefore […]

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