Sr Stephen Wroe of the University of New South Wales, backs up Valerie’s observations in the field with evidence from computer models that mimic shark bite. Hear him interviewed on the Generator by Rosy Whelan.
The last source of wild food on the planet, the oceans are quickly being depleted as a source of food.
At the same time, they are the last remaining unclaimed resource. The farming of the oceans for food and energy and the mining for minerals has begun in earnest. Expect the 21st century to be an era of imperial claims and counter-claims as we carve the oceans up like the Great Powers carved up Africa in the late nineteenth century.
This compilation of interviews about life with Sea Shepherd mainly refers to Paul Watson’s work with whales. Of course, Watson has been actively involved in saving sea life in general and is central to Sharkwater, the film made by Rob Stewart. Find out more about Sharkwater . Listen to The Generator talking to Paul Watson Continue Reading →
One of the most awarded marine conservationists in the world, Valerie Taylor and her husband Ron have saved many species of fish and set aside many areas of the Australian coastline as marine parks. With our current focus on sharks and the negative attention they get on Australia’s East Coast, this cut of the interview Continue Reading →
Environment minister Peter Garrett used his federal powers last week to save Grey Nurse habitat in NSW. He insisted that the NSW Environment Minister Ian McDonald place conditions on the Trap and Line Fishing Export license to protect critical shark habitat. “With fewer than 500 Grey Nurse sharks surviving in NSW waters it was important Continue Reading →
Claro Cortes IV/Reuters By DAVID BARBOZA Last week, Yao Ming, the 7-foot-6 Shanghai-born N.B.A. star, declared at a Beijing press conference held by WildAid, the conservation group, that he would never eat shark fin soup again. Mr. Yao stated that “endangered species are our friends.” Swearing off shark fin may not sound like much Continue Reading →