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Tuna

Hub | December 14, 2011 at 13:05

Tuna is one of the world's favourite fish and a staple in many Canadian households. Tuna provides a critical source of protein for millions of people across the globe, and as a top predator in marine food chains, holds a unique place in ocean...

New Report: Deep sea mining high risk

Feature story | July 7, 2013 at 18:01

The extinction of unique deep sea species and other irreversible environmental damage to our oceans are a likely result of an emerging trend to exploit seabed minerals, Greenpeace International warned today.

Greenpeace salutes Metro’s move to stop selling overfished species

Feature story | September 23, 2010 at 11:00

Greenpeace applauds the announcement today by Metro that it will remove seven overfished species from sale in its supermarkets. Metro’s move comes three months after the company committed to a sustainable seafood policy after placing fifth in...

Greenpeace challenges closed-door meeting of Arctic “petroleum club”

Feature story | March 29, 2010 at 16:36

As five foreign ministers hole up in the Gatineau Hills today to divide the resources beneath the Arctic Ocean, Greenpeace calls on them to provide a much more transparent process for discussing the need for greater protection for the fragile...

Hook-and-line

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:41

Hook-and-line is a general term used for a range of fishing methods that employ short fishing lines with hooks in one form or another (as opposed to long-lines). It includes hand-lines, hand-reels, powered reels, rod/pole-and-line, drop lines,...

Pelagic gillnets

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:42

Pelagic gillnets or ‘set nets’ are fine-filament nets that are kept at or below the surface by numerous floats and weights and held in position by anchors. If a fish’s head goes through the net but its body can’t follow, it is ‘gilled’ or...

Purse seines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:43

Fish are encircled by a large ‘wall’ of net, which is then brought together to retain the fish by using a line at the bottom that enables the net to be closed like a purse.

Danish seines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:43

A fishing net, similar to a small trawl net, with a conical net bag with two relatively long wings. Two long heavy ropes, one attached to each wing, are used to encircle a large area of the seabed to herd the fish into the net and then to haul...

Beam trawls

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:44

A type of bottom trawl in which the horizontal opening of the net is provided by a heavy beam mounted at each end on guides or skids that travel along the seabed. On sandy or muddy bottoms, a series of ‘tickler’ chains are strung between the...

Demersal otter trawls

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:44

A type of bottom trawl that has two rectangular 'doors' or 'otterboards' to keep the mouth of the funnel-shaped net open horizontally while the net is being towed. A vertical opening is maintained by weights on the bottom and floats on the top.

Pots and traps

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:41

Pots, traps or ‘creels’ include a variety of designs that take the form of cages or baskets with one or more openings or entrances, with or without bait. They are usually set on the seabed, either singly or in rows, and are connected by ropes...

Pelagic long-lines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:42

Long-lines consist of short lines (called snoods) carrying baited hooks, attached at regular intervals to a longer main line that is laid on the bottom or suspended horizontally with the help of surface floats. Main lines can be over 150 km long...

Bottom long-lines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:42

Long-lines consist of short lines (called snoods) carrying hooks, attached at regular intervals to a longer main line that is laid on, or close to, the seabed. Main lines are up to 150 km long and can carry several thousand hooks.

Bottom gillnets

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:42

Bottom gillnets or ‘set nets’ are fine-filament nets, the lower edge of which touch the seabed, and are held in place by numerous floats, weights and anchors. If a fish’s head goes through the net but its body can’t follow, it is ‘gilled’ or...

Pelagic trawls

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:43

The front net sections are often made of very large meshes or ropes, which herd the fish towards the back of the funnel-shaped net. Pelagic trawls may be towed by one or two (pair trawl) boats.

Dredges

Page | June 17, 2008 at 4:44

Similar to a beam trawl, a dredge consists of a rugged triangular steel frame and tooth-bearing bar, behind which a mat of linked steel rings is secured. A heavy netting cover joins the sides and back of this mat to form a bag in which the catch...

Marine Reserves

Hub | April 1, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace urges Canadian and global politicians to follow markets lead in protecting...

Feature story | October 28, 2010 at 11:34

Greenpeace has released a new report, titled “Oceans Advocates,” showing how consumer pressure is driving retailers to adopt responsible seafood sourcing practices. In recent years this pressure has brought about encouraging changes in the...

Canadian Supermarkets Driving Change on Seafood Sustainability: Greenpeace

Feature story | July 7, 2011 at 8:30

(Vancouver) — A new Greenpeace ranking report shows all eight of Canada’s major supermarket chains are making progress on implementing sustainability policies that will help reduce the burden on some of the most commercially popular – but...

The oceans are in a crisis. Greenpeace has a plan to save them.

Feature story | October 4, 2010 at 10:47

Our oceans are an absolute marvel - but they are also in a deep, deep crisis. If we don’t act fast, our oceans will continue to deteriorate and vital food sources and essential functions provided to our planet and its people by the oceans could...

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