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Whales in the courtroom

Blog entry by John Frizell | June 27, 2013

The courtroom at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in the Netherlands is a long way from the Antarctic. It is a beautiful room with enormous stained glass windows, twelve feet up from the floor, but this is where the...

Japan objects to the protection of sharks - again

Blog entry by Wakao Hanaoka | June 18, 2013

The Japanese government has objected to a decision by CITES, the convention regulating the international trade of wild plants and animals,   to regulate the trade of five shark species   – including hammerhead, oceanic whitetips and...

NZ tuna brand Sealord commits to go FAD-free!!!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | May 29, 2013

Another major tuna brand has committed to stop sourcing from destructive fisheries and support more sustainable fishing methods. Sealord, a popular New Zealand brand, joined the growing number of brands globally that have realized that...

United we sail – Mauritian fishermen, Greenpeace protest against overfishing

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | May 12, 2013

This week, politicians, scientists and fisheries managers from around the world are coming to Mauritius to attend the annual Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting. This organisation is charged by governments to protect tuna...

Buyer beware of canned tuna "gone gory"

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | April 19, 2013

If you’ve been on facebook the past couple of days perhaps you’ve seen Greenpeace’s image of our 2013 canned tuna sustainability ranking results. Turns out over 88,000 and counting already have, and upwards of 1000 facebookers have...

Greenpeace volunteers across Canada survey tuna sustainability

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | April 4, 2013

Greenpeace Canada has supporters and volunteers across Canada that are invaluable to our success.  People that support and take actions on our campaigns online and offline, donate to Greenpeace and participate in our volunteer programs...

Fishing for answers from Dongwon

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | March 14, 2013

We know that the industrial fishing industry can often skirt the law in search of profits. In my decade of campaigning to rescue our oceans, I have seen dozens of ships fishing illegally, seen fish hidden in the inner bowels of fishing...

Safeway brand greener canned tuna in stores now!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | January 28, 2013

After months of anticipation, Canada Safeway has officially unveiled its new line of SAFEWAY brand canned skipjack (chunk light and flaked light) tuna. And why should you fellow ocean-lovers care? Because the skipjack isn’t sourced...

Orcas freed from the ice, but an uncertain climate future awaits them

Blog entry by Charles Latimer | January 10, 2013 1 comment

A pod of orcas have finally escaped from what was seen as an increasingly precarious situation. The heartbreaking images of orcas trapped in the ice have been shared around the world as people grew more and more concerned of the danger...

Untouchable Cambodian ship evades arrest by Pacific authorities

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 20, 2012 1 comment

Last week, the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza (Espy) trailed an unregulated Cambodian-flagged reefer named Heng Xing 1 in the Pacific ocean after catching it in the act of violating various fishing laws, including the transfer of tuna at...

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