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Hello to Friends of the Last Ocean (FOLO) and a warm welcome to those who have recently signed up – particularly since the film release.


The CCAMLR meeting began yesterday in Hobart, Tasmania. The next two weeks are crucial for the protection of the Ross Sea. Thanks to AOAThe Last Ocean documentary will have two private screenings – both have full houses. Peter Young and Cassandra Brooks from the Last Ocean will be at CCAMLR and keeping us up to date. Here’s hoping for a good result.

The intriguing lead up to CCAMLR


The lead up to CCAMLR has been full of twists and turns, here are a few blogs and news articles that captured events.

A decision that defines us

The U turn on the US

Kremlin to Consider U.S Proposal on Antarctic Reserve

Sanford fishery would consider withdrawal if compensated



The Last Ocean documentary update


The Last Ocean premiered at the New Zealand Film Festival. What a fantastic night - the 700-seat theatre was sold out and after the screening Peter Young hosted an inspirational Q&A session.

Read the reviews: Dominion Post, Waikato Times, Yahoo Entertainment NZ.

Check out our favourite feedback from the film here.

The documentary screened on PRIME TELEVISIONon October 2nd.

Buy a DVD (Available in NZ only).




LevelK dives into The Last Ocean


The Last Ocean documentary has just been signed up to international sales agent LevelK ApS.  Based in Copenhagen and New York, LevelK has a strong global presence and are right behind the cause. We look forward to helping them bring The Last Ocean to the world.


New Zealand IceFest

The Big White South was celebrated in Christchurch’s inaugural IceFest. With over 100 speakers, film screenings, debates, exhibitions, musicians, writers and an outdoor ice-skating rink, the festival celebrated all things Antarctica.


Last Ocean co-founder, John Weller premiered his global ocean film “Legacy Under the Ice”, bringing over 25,800 still images together in a stunning 50-minute film, screened at a free outdoor theatre at the festival.


The Ross Sea MPA was focus of a public debate: Protection of the Last Ocean – is New Zealand leading the way?
 After an introduction from Peter Young, the audience heard from representatives from the NZ Govt, the fishing industry and CCAMLR. Veronika Meduna from Radio NZ covered the action. Listen here...

2800 Facebook fans and growing


It's great to see our community continuing to grow. If you haven’t already, please “like” us on Facebook - it’s the best way to keep up with the latest news.Thanks to all who have joined and please spread the word.


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Until next time...take care



The team at the Last Ocean


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