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Defending Our Oceans

Hub | December 11, 2009 at 16:06

According to the United Nations, over 75 percent of the world's fisheries are fully exploited, over exploited or significantly depleted. Some species have already been fished to commercial extinction; many more are on the verge.

Illegal Fishing Vessels Found in Chagos Marine Reserve

Feature story | October 25, 2012 at 10:12

Greenpeace has found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats inside the Chagos marine reserve and has called on the UK government to enforce protection of this Indian Ocean reserve from pirate fishing.

The Human Costs of Foreign Fishing

Feature story | March 19, 2012 at 8:43

The effects that foreign trawlers are having in African waters are not simply confined to our fisheries. They are having strong ripple effects in local communities as well.

Greenpeace and Senegalese fishermen unite to tackle overfishing

Feature story | February 16, 2012 at 8:00

One of our ships, the Arctic Sunrise, has just arrived in Dakar. It was welcomed by more than fifty local fishermen, eager to tackle the problem of overfishing in their waters.

Exposed: Illegal Fishing in West African Seas

Feature story | February 24, 2012 at 21:53

Today Greenpeace activists caught a Russian-flagged vessel fishing illegally in Senegalese waters, painting the hull of the trawler with the word “Pillage” (the French word for plunder).

Greenpeace Stops Scandal-Ridden Tuna Carrier Ship

Feature story | January 24, 2011 at 9:50

Activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior have prevented the departure of fish carrier MV Lung Yuin, demanding that Taiwan's Fisheries Agency (FA) properly investigate and as appropriate, prosecute the ship’s owners, who are in...

African Voices Tour

Feature story | April 5, 2011 at 9:14

Overfishing deeply touches the lives of many Africans, depriving entire communities of their livelihoods. The African Voices Tour hopes to change that.

Greenpeace Calls for fair Africa/EU fishing agreements critical

Feature story | May 13, 2011 at 13:48

As fisheries ministers from around the globe meet in Brussels to discuss the future of fishing agreements between EU and foreign countries, Greenpeace Africa calls for a fairer and sustainable fishing partnership that protects the livelihoods of...

Here's how we’ll eradicate Illegal Fishing in West Africa

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | July 7, 2014

My years as an oceans campaigner in Senegal have really allowed me to understand many facets of illegal fishing in this part of the world.  Along with the devastating effects it has on fishing communities, slashing jobs and the size of...

“Monster Boats” Are No Storybook Villains

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | November 20, 2014

Overfishing is no fairy tale; it’s a sad, harsh reality of life in the ocean today. Already, 90% of fish stocks are either fully or overexploited and that wave of lifeless oceans is already spreading to West African waters. Once...

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