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What a Whale! What a Waste!

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Earlier this year a sperm whale was found dead with 59 different bits of plastic inside its stomach, which amounted to 17kg of waste. It made the news when it was discovered that the majority of the plastic was sheeting used for greenhouses by supermarket suppliers to grow tomatoes. Instead of recycling the waste, the plastic was dumped into the ocean. Amongst the supermarkets using the supplier w…

: Activists cut nets to free dolphins Japan

Divers from The Black Fish, the new European conservation organisation Notts Indymedia reported on a fortnight ago, have, in the night before last, cut the nets of six holding pens in Taiji, Japan, that were holding dolphins caught during a dolphin drive hunt a few days earlier. During this hunt a number of dolphins were selected for the international dolphinarium trade and transferred to these ho…

Ocean defence activist in Nottingham

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Ocean defence activist (and co-founder of Notts Indymedia) Wietse has spent the past 2 1/2 years as an activist with Sea Shepherd, the direct action sea conservationists. Riseup Radio caught up with him during a brief visit to Nottingham to find out what he's been up to on his voyages to the Antarctic and most recently, in the Mediterranean liberating bluefin tuna. He also spoke about The Black Fi…

The Bluefin Bonanza

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: Nottingham Eye Witness: Sea Shepherd free 800 tuna

This is an eyewitness account from an action by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which set out onto the Mediterranean Sea last month in search of bluefin tuna poachers. As one of the most valuable fish in the world, the bluefin populations in the Mediterranean region have been reduced by over 85% in the last 50 years due to relentless industrial overfishing. Crew member Wietse van der Werf r…