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September 1, 2019

Whale-watching is a growing business around Japan, with popular spots from the southern Okinawa islands up to Rausu, a fishing village on the island of Hokkaido, so far north that it's closer to Russia than to Tokyo.

The number of whale watchers around Japan has more than doubled between 1998 and 2015, the latest year for which national data is available. One company in Okinawa had 18,000 customers between January and March this year.

August 30, 2019

Ocean positivism!

The law prohibiting plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam has come into effect as of July 2nd 2019, after a six-month transition period that ended last month.

August 26, 2019

Horrifying images show Great White sharks and giant rays dying tangled up in plastic dumped in the ocean.

August 24, 2019

The shortfin mako is at risk due to failure to halt overfishing, with EU ‘most to blame’.

Watch the video:

August 22, 2019

An investigation by the London-based Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has confirmed earlier estimates that in 2017 saiko fishing – the practice of trans-shipping fish at sea from industrial trawlers to specially adapted canoes – took around 100,000 metric tonnes of fish.

August 19, 2019

Read the nice interview that Night Slides Magazine did to DeepChange Project's founder, Diana Garcia Benito (her birthday today 😜).

Read the full interview:

https://nightslides.com/sport/meet-ocean-conservation-superwoman-diana-garcia-benito/?fbclid=IwAR0Wl3k7FMncmPpyZjd0820K6Q2dyU1H4xz-FCYBLVFBFVAONkutXLNF5Og

August 18, 2019

Monster boats. The name says it all. But they’re not the kind of monsters that hide under your bed. They are big, bad and could be floating our way soon - unless we stop them!

August 16, 2019

No flag can claim the high seas, but many nations exploit them. As a result, life in the two-thirds of the oceans beyond any country's territorial waters faces many threats that are largely unregulated, including overfishing and the emerging deep-sea mining industry.

Now, nations are negotiating the first-ever high-seas conservation treaty, which the United Nations expects to finalize next year.

August 14, 2019

A record number of dolphins have washed up on France’s Atlantic coast in the last three months, many with devastating injures.

Environmental campaigners say 1,100 mutilated dolphins have been found since January, but the real figure could be 10 times higher as many bodies sink without trace. Activists warn the marine slaughter could threaten the extinction of the European dolphin population in the region.

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