The Last Ocean in the News


The Ross Sea Marine Protected Area comes into Force


NZ Film-maker’s dream for ‘last ‘ comes true

New Zealand Herald 30 November 2017


Talk: From Passion to Protection – The Story of the Last Ocean Campaign

The Antarctic Office 28 November 201


Who Owns Antarctica’s Pristine Oceans? June 12 2017


Antartica – while you were sleeping

New Zealand artist Joseph Michael creates a cinematic collision of nature and architecture. 8 June 2017


Antarctic Dispatches 

New York Times 18 May 2017


Antarctica NZ: 60 years of science at Scott Base

Stuff Science 17 January 2017


On the Establishment of a Ross Sea MPA


Will the Ross Sea deal really save ‘the Last Ocean’?

Radio New Zealand Nine To Noon 14 December 2016



A Pyrrhic Victory in Antarctica?

The Diplomat 4 November 2016


World’s largest marine park created in Ross Sea in Antarctica in landmark deal

The Guardian 28 October 2016


World’s largest marine protected area announced


RNZ News 28 October 2016


Nations push to protect Antarctica’s ‘last ocean’

BBC News 27 October 2016


Antarctic marine reserves deal within reach as Russia thaws environmental stance

The Guardian 17 October 2016


Science-based management in decline in the Southern Ocean

Science 14 October 2016


Stanford researchers find that the future of Antarctic marine protected areas is at risk

Stanford News 13 October 2016


Russia Is Vital to Protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea

The New York Times 13 October 2016


John Kerry Says Saving the Oceans Is a ‘Life or Death’ Issue

National Geographic 16 September 2016


Russia dragging heels on creation of Antarctic conservation zone

The Guardian 10 June 2016


Opinion: Science of our fisheries study is robust

NZ Herald 23 May 2016


In the Wake of Ross

NZ Geographic Issue 139 May-June 2016



NZ marine reserve bid blocked

NZ Herald 1 November 2013


Proposal to Protect Antarctic Waters Is Scaled Back 

New York Times 10 September 2013


Ross Sea protected area proposal fails ‘but not all lost’ 17 July 2013


Nations fail again to agree protection for Antarctic seas

TVNZ One News 17 July 2013


No consensus at CCAMLR disappointing – McCully 17 July 2013


NZ-US bid to protest Ross Sea fails

The Dominion Post 17 July 2013


Russia Contests U.S. Proposal for Major Antarctic Conservation Zone

Independent European Daily Express 16 July 2013


Ross Sea protection hanging by a thread

Radio New Zealand 16 July 2013


Fight to preserve pristine Antarctic ecosystem stalls

New Scientist Environment 16 July 2013


Hollywood actor backs Antarctic fishing ban 16 July 2013


Little room for high hopes in Ross Sea talks

The New Zealand Herald 15 July 2013


Russia and Ukraine likely to block huge Antarctic marine reserve

The Guardian 11 July 2013


Negotiations on the world’s largest marine reserve

Hamburg Evening Gazette 10 July 2013


Chch filmmaker wins supreme award at Environmental Film Fest

Scoop 17 June 2013


Kiwi’s Ross Sea doco on roll in US by Jamie Morton

NZ Herald 10 June 2013


Film Review: “Environment: Piscine plunder” by Michael White

Nature 498, 36 06 June 2013


Film Review for Film Society of Lincoln Center’s “Green Screens” by Sandra Irvine

01 June 2013


News from The Last Ocean screening at National Geographic


VIP audience sees toothfish documentary by Bill Moore

Nelson Mail 20 March 2013


Moore, Kerry in support of Ross Sea Marine Protected Area

Scoop 20 March 2013


Massive marine protection area a step closer by Tom Hunt

Dominion Post 20 March 2013


Kerry backs Antarctic reserve call by Issac Davison

NZ Herald 20 March 2013


Precious Antarctica (Video)

TVNZ Seven Sharp 19 March 2013


US and NZ commit to vast conservation area by Michael Field 19 March 2013


US supports Antarctic marine reserve

Radio NZ 19 March 2013


NZ and US push for world’s biggest marine reserve

Australia Network News 19 March 2013


US pushes for Antarctic marine protections by Andrea Thompson

Live Science 19 March 2013


John Kerry Urges Support for Ross Sea Antarctic Ocean Reserve by Brian Clark Howard

National Geographic News 19 March 2013


Kerry Urges Creation of Vast Marine Reserve in Antarctica by Nicole Gaouette

Bloomberg News 18 March 2013


Kerry Supports Giant Marine Reserve in Antarctica’s Ross Sea

Environment News Service 19 March 2013


John Kerry Calls for Action for Ross Sea Antarctic Ocean Reserve by Tamarra Kemsley

Nature World News 19 March 2013


US backs Antarctic reserve amid fishing ban

Khaleej Times 19 March 2013


Chch film-maker targets US politicians by Anna Turner

Timaru Herald 18 March 2013


Kerry to speak on Ross Sea plan by Audrey Young

Weekend Herald 16 March 2013



NZ media coverage following film release




Fishy dealings close to home by Graeme Tuckett
Dominion Post 10 August 2012


The nightmare impact of uncontrolled fishing by Sam Edwards
Waikato Times 8 September 2012


Caught with our hand in the toothfish pie by James Croot
Weekend Press 8 September 2012


The Last Ocean by Melenie Parkes
Yahoo Entertainment NZ 2 October 2012




Editorial – NZ’s dirty fishing secret

Waikato Times 17 October 2012

Doco finds high-powered forum

NZ Herald 11 October 2012

Region’s future ‘chance for NZ to lead

NZ Herald 11 October 2012

NZ scientists’ plea to preserve ‘The Last Ocean’

NZ Herald 1 October 2012

Documentaries by Fiona Rae

The Listener 29 September 2012

NZ out in cold on Antarctic protection by Steve Kilgallon

Sunday Star Times 23 September 2012

Kremlin to Consider U.S. Proposal on Antarctic Reserve

Moscow Times 19 September 2012

Letters to the Editor: Ocean protection by Margaret Forsyth

NZ Herald 12 September 2012

Letters to the Editor: Toothfish exploitation by Kim Timms

Waikato Times 11 September 2012

Good ticket sales assure return of film festival by Charlie Gates

The Press 10 September 2012

The Last Ocean

Verve Auckland 1 September 2012

The Big Issues

The Press 29 August 2012

Christchurch director fighting for Antarctic toothfish by Tom Doudney

Mainland Press 23 August 2012

Untouched Sea by James Croot

Weekend Press 18 August 2012

Something Fishy by Rebecca Priestley

The Listener 18 August 2012

Show time by Sam Edwards

Waikato Times 16 August 2012

All at Sea by Sarah Heeringa

Good Magazine 13August 2012

Highlighting plight of ‘Last Ocean’ by Tom McKinley

Otago Daily Times 11 August 2012

Life’s rich tapestry

The Press 3 August 2012

Capturing Antarctica’s beauty on film by Amy Jackman

The Wellingtonian 2 August 2012

Toothfish ‘well managed’ by Bill Moore

Nelson Mail 30 July 2012

Battle to preserve the Ross Sea by Steve Killgallon – 29 July 2012

A feast for cinema lovers

Mainland Press 26 July 2012

Local Docos at Film Fest

Onfilm 1 July 2012





FILM TRAILER: The Last Ocean


NEWS ITEM: The Last Ocean
TVNZ Sunday 29 July 2012


NEWS ITEM: Growing calls to protect the Ross Sea
TV3 – 29 July 2012



Peter Young, Film Director
Plains FM 21 August 2012


Peter Young on The Last Ocean film by Sean Plunkett
Newstalk ZB 9 August 2012


Interview with Peter Young, Director of The Last Ocean
Radio NZ 1 August 2012


Stuart Prior on Fishing the Last Ocean
Radio NZ August 2012


Call to stop fishing for Toothfish in the Ross Sea
Radio Live 30 July 2012




INTERVIEW: Q&A with Director Peter Young – ‘The Last Ocean’
Flicks 31 July 2012


REVIEW: Twelve questions with Peter Young by Sarah Daniell
New Zealand Herald – 26 July 2012


General News


Climate change winners: Adélie penguin population expands as ice fields recede

University of Minnesota, 4 April 2013


The Last Ocean

One Smile Magazine, Issue 11 Autumn 2013


FORSE: Putting the Ross Sea situation in perspective

The New Zealand Herald April 2012


Call to protect Ross Sea despite toothfish numbers

Radio New Zealand March 2012


Ticked off about sustainable fish

Sydney Morning Herald March 2012


Three U.S. retailers pledge to avoid fish from embattled Ross Sea March 2012


Tramper on track to promote Ross Sea

Otago Daily Times March 2012


US retailer says no to Ross Sea seafood

Greenpeace March 2012


Alliance Seeks Vast Marine Reserves in Antarctic

New York Times February 2012


Marine Protection in the Ross Sea, Antarctica February 2012


Amazon ‘backs down’ on sale of whale meat

Sydney Morning Herald February 2012


Professor: Low toothfish numbers will ‘screw things up’

The New Zealand Herald January 2012


Fishing mishaps reignite calls for Ross Sea protection

Science Media Centre January 2012


NZ to veto total protection of Ross Sea October 2011


‘Pirates’ in the Ross Sea October 2011


In a Changing Antarctica, Some Penguins Thrive as Others Suffer

NYTimes May 2011


‘Eco-Friendly’ Chilean Sea Bas May Not be so Green
ScienceNOW August 2011


The Last Ocean: Weller’s Antarctica

Call of the Wild 2011-2012 edition


Liquid Courage
American Photo July/August 2011


The Last Pristine Ocean: The Ross Sea
Pacific Ecologist Winter 2011


The Most Remote Fishery on Earth
Pacific Ecologist Winter 2011





Fish out of water: Hypocrisy on the high seas

North & South July 2010





End of the line? 
The Press March 2010
Last chance for an ocean
Forest & Bird May 2010


Can good governance save the Antarctic?

Solutions January 2011


Sustainable fish customers ‘duped’ by Marine Stewardship Council

The Guardian January 2011


Scientists criticise toothfish certification

One News Television New Zealand January 2011


Sustainability of Antarctic toothfish fishery, legitimacy of Marine Stewardship Council called into question

Mongabay January 2011


Fishing for data in the Ross Sea

Blight et al. Science 2010


Seafood stewardship in crisis

Jacquet et al. Nature 2010


Dead fishermen ‘slave labour’

Sunday Star Times December 2010


Behind the eco-label, a debate over Antarctic toothfish

Science September 2010


Grabbing a bite

Nature September 2010


Scientists criticize system of certifying fisheries

The New York Times September 2010


In the midst of marine collapse will we save our last ocean?

Mongabay July 2010


Plenty more high-priced fish in the sea?  

Dominion Post March 2010


Fishing Limit Decisions, Guesswork

Dominion Post  March 2010


New Zealand’s Antarctic fishing blamed for orca decline

The New Zealand Herald March 2010


Your Chilean sea bass dinner deprives killer whales March 2010


Ocean’s eleventh hour  

OnFilmDecember 2009


New Zealand intercepts pirate toothfish long-liner “Carmela” in the Ross Sea

MercoPress December 2009


Forfeit $20 million to save Ross Sea, New Zealand urged

The New Zealand Herald November 2009


Fishy business

Sunday Television New Zealand Current Affairs April 2008