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  1. News - Asia - Japan: Whaling

    Japan kills 30 minke whales in first post-ICJ ruling hunt

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:57am

    ... case, which only addressed the Southern Ocean hunt. Whalers killed 16 male and 14 female mammals, with an average length of about six metres, the agency said. Japan has hunted whales under a loophole in the 1986 global moratorium that allows lethal research on the mammals, but has made no secret of the fact that their meat ends up in restaurants and fish markets. Tokyo called off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1534586/japan-kills-30-minke-whales-first-post-icj-hunt
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    19 heading home for Eid gunned down by Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:19pm by AP

    ... on the vans, marine Brigadier General Martin Pinto said. The motive was not immediately clear, but Pinto said some of the dead belonged to a civilian security force and were engaged in a clan feud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561380/19-heading-home-eid-gunned-down-abu-sayyaf-southern-philippines
  3. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    Yoo Dae-gyun, son of South Korean ferry tycoon, detained

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency said. Yoo is a major shareholder in Chonghaejin Marine, the operator of the ferry that sank in April. His father, Yoo Byung-eun, had founded the predecessor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559268/yoo-dae-gyun-son-south-korean-ferry-tycoon-detained
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY TRAGEDY

    Lamma ferry disaster: Marine Department officials may face court within six months

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Justice chief says charges could be laid over Lamma ferry tragedy in six months Marine officials may face prosecution Marine Department officials implicated ... Yuen said criminal proceedings against non-Marine Department officials were more complicated, and it would take more time before a decision was made over whether to press charges. Irene Cheng, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1513114/lamma-ferry-disaster-marine-department-officials-may-face-court
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 29, 2014

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by LETTERS

    ... protection. The government must come up with ways to mitigate the effects of the construction of a new runway on the marine ecology in order to reduce marine pollution. Choki Chung Cho-kiu, Hung Hom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1561424/letters-editor-july-29-2014
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Work to start on upgrading US base in Japan despite fierce opposition

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... is bringing forward work on the controversial replacement facility for the troops and aircraft currently stationed at the US Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station in Okinawa, ostensibly ... that is offshore and will be partially covered if the runways are built. The third tender is for the provision of equipment to monitor the presence of dugongs, protected sea mammals that local residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1510824/work-start-upgrading-us-base-japan-despite-fierce-opposition
  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Ocean Park chief Allan Zeman rejects claims its dolphins are overworked

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Allan Zeman said that if trainers and park veterans thought the shows were too stressful for the animals, they would not be run. Senior curator of marine mammals Wong Hoi-ming, said the dolphins ... was "unnatural"- such as tail-walking, jumping on to the platform and waving goodbye. The park said in a statement that about 60 animal husbandry and veterinary staff took care of the marine mammals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1013829/ocean-park-chief-allan-zeman-rejects-claims-its-dolphins-are
  8. Business - Companies - COMPANIES

    Swire chief eyes property, aviation shifts

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Returns on equity in both divisions were significantly below the group's marine services and beverages businesses. Nevertheless, analysts expect Swire to report adjusted earnings per share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1560750/swire-chief-eyes-property-aviation-shifts
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean police hunt for fugitive tycoon already found dead is ridiculed

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... Sewol ferry disaster in which around 300 people died, most of them schoolchildren. Yoo was the patriarch of the family that owned the ferry operator Chonghaejin Marine Company, and was wanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557712/south-korean-police-hunt-fugitive-tycoon-already-found-dead-ridiculed
  10. News - World - ITALY

    Final voyage of the Costa Concordia: ship to be broken up and its parts recycled

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... under the strain, spilling waste into Europe's biggest marine sanctuary, proved unfounded; dolphins joined the convoy of environmental experts in welcoming the ship into Genoa. Environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1560792/final-voyage-costa-concordia-ship-be-broken-and-its-parts-recycled

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