Tag Archive: fishermen

Mar 09

The difference between the commercial & traditional seal hunt

Traditional seal hunt versus the commercial Canadian seal hunt Government propaganda and industry lies obfusticate the fundamental differences between the traditional Inuit seal hunt and the commercial Canadian seal hunt. The reason for this is that the government wishes to hide their disgraceful and cruel slaughter under the banner of the Inuit, who rely on …

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Dec 02

Peru sea lions – death of 500 investigated

Peru sea lions – Peru is investigating the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a beach on its northern coastline. The local governor has accused fishermen of poisoning the mammals, which usually come close to the shore looking for food. But Peruvian environmental police are looking into other possible causes for the deaths, …

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Nov 19

Namibian Fisheries Minister Continues to act Illegally

ONE of the main players in Namibia’s horse mackerel fishing sector, Namsov Fishing Enterprises, on Monday waged a courtroom battle with the minister of fisheries and marine resources in an attempt get a bigger fishing quota awarded to it. After hearing oral arguments in an urgent application that Namsov and another horse mackerel fishing rights …

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Oct 20

Mossel Bay Beach Clean

On Saturday 18th October we joined forces with the good people from Oceans Campus in a beach clean up of Mossel Bay. The usual litter was collected and included plastic bottles, rope, fishing gut and styrofoam packaging. It became a race against time as teams of two competed to see who could collect the most …

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Aug 06

Ghost Fishing Challenge

Marine debris is a universal problem that doesn’t only affect seals. Each year, millions of animals including dolphins, sharks, sea lions, whales, turtles, manatees, dugongs etc will be affected. The debris not only causes painful wounds that can become infected, but also impedes the animals ability to hunt. They will then either starve to death …

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Jun 02

Namibia – Lies, Ecocide, Sex Tonics and Fraud

Namibia, with its population of roughly 2 million, is a country in Africa that prides itself as having an impressive track record when it comes to conservation. A vast portion of her income is derived from tourism while accolades and awards are touted in order to lure foreigners to holiday there. Glossy magazines promote the …

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Jan 05

Join the global outcry! Help! #SaveKeith

Meet Keith. She is a young adult Grey seal in a dire situation. She needs your help! Background info Late in October of 2012 a canoeist discovered a young female Gray seal in the river Severn, 80 miles from the sea where she belongs. How she got there is open to speculation but it is …

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Dec 30

Mass die off of Cape Fur seals

The Cape Fur seal, Arctocephalus Pusillus Pusillus, endemic to the waters of South Africa and Namibia is currently undergoing a mass die off. This has been confirmed by independent eye witnesses from both countries. In 2006, an estimated 300 thousand seals died of starvation in Namibia. This is the largest recorded mass die off of any …

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Nov 25

WTO upholds EU trade ban!

Geneva- Switzerland The World Trade Organization has released it’s findings regarding the 2009 EU ban which forbids the  trade in marine mammal products such as skins, meat and oils from the commercial seal hunts. The ban, which has seen legal challenges from Norway, Canada and Namibia has been upheld. The WTO concluded that although the …

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Aug 05

Reward offered for NZ seal killer

It is with shock and dismay that we learn of the latest seal killings at Kaikora, New Zealand.  This hot on the heels of the Godsiff case in which 23 seals were bludgeoned to death in the same area. Although our focus is mainly on ending the barbaric seal slaughter in Namibia, we do take …

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