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Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | August 21, 2013

The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons: The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due...

Oleg Naydenov arrest shows flag States need to better control their fleets

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | January 10, 2014

In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen  reported a rapid and significant increase  in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29...

The "longline" of suffering and destruction

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | November 20, 2013

Tuna longline fisheries are one of the most scandalous fishing businesses on the planet, operating mostly out of sight and out of control. Longlining is the fishing method that catches the big valuable tunas aimed at fulfilling the...

Cats love tuna, just a little too much

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | May 18, 2016

Every day, all around the world, people and their pets eat tuna sourced from a Thai seafood conglomerate that has been condemned for destructive fishing methods and a connection to slave labour, including the locking of indentured...

New report with old findings: We're fishing too much

Blog entry by Meaghan Krohn | July 18, 2011

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a Swiss environmental group, has released an assessment of the stocks of all 61 species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes...

World Oceans Day

Blog entry by Charles Latimer - Oceans Campaigner | June 8, 2012

Established during the first Rio conference in 1992, World Oceans Day is, 20 years later, an opportunity for us to look at the state of this important ecosystem. Oceans give life  Even though our oceans represent three...

European Commission calls for ban of destructive deep-sea fishing in the Northeast...

Blog entry by Diego Creimer | July 23, 2012

On Thursday, July 19 th Greenpeace welcomed a plan presented by the European Commission to ban some of the most environmentally damaging fishing practices, under a review of EU rules governing deep-sea fishing in the Northeast and...

Margiris Trawler Action in Chile

Image gallery | September 2, 2013

Attacks on sharks to prevent shark attacks?

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 10, 2014

By now, many of you have probably read about the shark cull in Australia. The news that sharks are being killed needlessly is even more concerning than usual given the latest analysis conducted by the International Union for...

DFO still doesn't get what endangered or overfished means

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | November 5, 2014

This week, the federal government informed the CBC that the western population of Atlantic bluefin tuna could support a moderate increase, suggesting that they may be pushing for an increase in quota this year. Since bluefin tuna is...

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