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Urgent protection needed for tuna

Image | January 21, 2011 at 8:00

Divers from Greenpeace and Taiwanese environmentalists form a mock-up school of tuna bearing the message "The Last Tuna?" at a Greenpeace organized activity in Pingtung County, Taiwan. Greenpeace is promoting marine protected areas around coastal...

Fish decline forces name change on tuna tournament

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | January 24, 2011

You know things are dire when this happens ... the long running annual ‘Extreme Boats Open Tuna Tournament’ off Whakatane has this year been rebranded the ‘ Extreme Boats 20K-4 Ways Tournament .’ That’s because, unlike in the past, the...

Rainbow Warrior crew take action in Taiwan to defend tuna

Feature story | January 25, 2011 at 7:33

Kaoshiung, Taiwan - A blacklisted tuna factory ship was blocked from leaving port today by Greenpeace climbers from the Rainbow Warrior. They locked themselves to the anchor chain while campaigners called on Taiwan's Fisheries Agency to...

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Taiwan Fisheries Agency protest

Image | January 27, 2011 at 8:25

Kaoshiung, Taiwan - Greenpeace activists today protest in front of Taiwan's Fisheries Agency (FA) calling for efficient monitoring of Taiwanese-owned vessels, The activists displayed a banner saying "Too much talk, too little action" accompanied...

Karli talks tuna

Blog entry by nyoung | January 30, 2011

Karli Thomas, oceans campaigner with Greenpeace since 2005, discusses the worldwide decline of tuna and other fish stocks on Radio New Zealand . Click below to listen. Take Action: Join the call for a global...

Quota increase puts tuna on track to extinction says Greenpeace

Press release | February 17, 2011 at 12:14

The increased quota for southern bluefin tuna puts the species on the fast track to extinction, says Greenpeace.

Sharks ask Princes: if you found Nemo, would you kill him too?

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | February 22, 2011

By the time you read this, I'll be at the head office of Princes in Liverpool where a frenzy of sharks is demanding an end (a fin-ish?) to the dreadful fishing methods that kill other marine species like sharks, rays and even...

Skipjack tuna is cheap and plentiful... or is it?

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | March 3, 2011

Tuna fishing in the eastern Pacific Of all the tuna species, skipjack is seen as the most plentiful and the most sustainable. The speed with which it reproduces and matures has meant stocks are more resilient to our industrial...

International Unsustainable Overfishing

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | March 7, 2011

Skipjack tuna and bycatch caught in the eastern Pacific using a Fish Aggregation Device (FAD) in 2009. Despite the crisis facing our oceans , we often hear excuses from industry players: telling us that we do not need urgent...

Snapper, smarter than your average tuna?

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | March 9, 2011

Surprise. Tuna could learn a thing or two from stay at home snapper. How smart are fish – really? There may be a wide gulf between species when it comes to the brain power of our fishy friends. Pacific tuna, it seems, can be so...

You did it! Princes will indeed change their tuna, and so will Asda

Blog entry by Jamie | March 10, 2011

All rights reserved . Credit: Greenpeace/Kristian Buus Big news from the UK. It's with enormous pleasure that I can reveal that Princes has (finally) got the message that bycatch is killing the oceans and has announced...

Greenpeace calls on NZ tuna brands to stop destructive fishing

Press release | March 11, 2011 at 9:50

Auckland, 11 March 2011 - Greenpeace is calling on New Zealand brands to follow the lead of overseas canned tuna sellers to stop sourcing fish caught using methods which kill sharks and turtles.

Progress for our oceans: UK retailer gives tuna a break and US supermarkets are ranked

Blog entry by Steve Smith | April 13, 2011

Credit: Alex Hofford/Greenpeace Tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean Great news! UK retailer Morrisons  has announced a new policy on tinned tuna, committing to stop sourcing fish caught via destructive fishing methods: this means...

Canned tuna's secret catch

Video | April 19, 2011 at 11:30

Check out the fishing method that is being phased out by New Zealand’s big canned tuna brands.

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The solution is to ‘Change Your Tuna’

Page | April 21, 2011 at 11:50

Tuna is the world's favourite fish. It's not about ending fishing, it's about better fishing.

Change your tuna says Greenpeace to NZ brands

Press release | April 27, 2011 at 12:12

Auckland, New Zealand brands of canned tuna are selling fish which has been caught using methods that are wiping out the main source of our tuna stocks from the Pacific and are killing endangered marine life, says Greenpeace.

Sealord urged to change its tuna

Press release | June 1, 2011 at 12:23

Auckland, 1 June 2011 – Tuna stocks and other ocean life are being threatened by the fishing methods used to fill Sealord tuna cans, says Greenpeace.

Sealord puts logo ahead of contents

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | June 1, 2011

So Sealord is changing its logo? It seems its brand identity is so important that it’s only concerned by what appears on the outside of its tuna cans and not what’s filling them.  Sealord doesn’t go out and catch its own tuna in the...

Greenpeace welcomes Foodstuffs' change of tuna

Press release | June 7, 2011 at 18:24

Auckland , 7 June 2011 – Greenpeace welcomes today’s announcement by supermarket chain Foodstuffs, owner of the Pams brand, that it will be shifting the majority of its Pams canned tuna to more sustainable sources.

Happy world oceans day!

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | June 8, 2011

We have a very happy school of sharks here in Wellington today, happy to hear the news from local retailer Foodstuffs (New World, Pak'n'Save and Four Square supermarkets) that they are shifting to more sustainable sources across most...

Defending our Pacific with the new team in Korea

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | June 29, 2011

It is without a doubt that our oceans are an integral part of human survival and crucial to how Mother Nature goes about her business on a day-to-day basis and maintains. After all, 80% of all the life on Earth lies beneath the surface...

Victory! John West changes its tuna

Blog entry by Simon Clydesdale and Karli Thomas | July 29, 2011

Our international campaign to clean up tinned tuna has had another victory! After more than 51,000 emails, a lot of negotiation and some interesting stickering initiatives , John West is the last of the major UK players to shift to...

Would the real tuna please stand up

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | August 10, 2011

When is a tuna not a tuna? Unfortunately too often in the Pacific where widely-used industrial tuna fishing methods catch far more species than just tuna. Out on the water everything becomes tuna. That is until it’s been hauled on...

Sealord: Nice logo - Bad tuna

Video | August 16, 2011 at 11:44

Sealord has a shiny new logo - but inside the can - it's the same old tuna

The future of our oceans deserves a fair debate in Taiwan

Blog entry by Yu Fen Kao, Greenpeace East Asia | August 26, 2011

Greenpeace campaigner Yu Fen Kao briefs reporters on the overfishing crisis facing our oceans and the urgent need for action by Taiwan's Fisheries Agency. Yesterday, Greenpeace activists went to the Taiwan Fisheries Agency ’s...

Greenpeace launches massive subvertising campaign to expose the dirty truth behind...

Press release | August 29, 2011 at 7:08

Auckland, 29 August, 2011 – Greenpeace launched a massive outdoor subvertising campaign in Auckland this morning, to expose Sealord’s sale of tuna caught using destructive fishing methods.

Nice new logo Sealord but what about the tuna?

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 29, 2011

Sealord has a shiny new logo - but inside the can - it's the same old tuna. Sealord tuna is caught unsustainably using massive purse seines and fish aggregation devices. It's a method that indiscriminately kills all manner of...

Greenpeace responds to an open letter from Sealord’s lawyers Russell McVeagh

Press release | August 30, 2011 at 19:13

Auckland 30.8.11: Greenpeace stand behind all of the statements we have made regarding Sealord’s tuna sourcing.

Marine Reserve Success Story: Cabo Pulmo, México

Blog entry by Alejandro Olivera, Greenpeace México | August 31, 2011

In the Greenpeace oceans campaign, we talk a lot about marine reserves, the wildlife parks at sea that can help restore fish populations, improve our oceans' resilience to threats like climate change and ensure living oceans for the...

We won’t back down to Sealord’s bully tactics

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 1, 2011

Our subvertising campaign on Monday targeting Sealord and its unsustainable tuna was hard to miss and it certainly didn’t escape the attention of the Sealord management or their lawyers. Yesterday afternoon we received a very...

Standing up - in court - for the oceans

Blog entry by YuFen Kao, Greenpeace East Asia | November 5, 2011

My name is YuFen Kao, and I believe that here in Taiwan, the future of our oceans deserves a public debate. As an oceans campaigner here, I am currently involved in a court case stemming from a peaceful protest conducted when the...

The Video Sealord and the Global Tuna Industry Don’t Want You to See

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | November 17, 2011

Today we've released shocking  footage of ocean life dying in gruesome ways at the hands of industrial tuna fishers in the Pacific Ocean. When I first saw it I was outraged by the obscene waste of ocean life shown and I think most New...

Greenpeace releases shocking whistleblower footage of marine life killed by tuna fishery

Press release | November 17, 2011 at 11:10

Auckland, 17 November 2011 - Greenpeace today released shocking footage and images of whales and a marlin and ray dying at the hands of industrial tuna fishers in the Pacific Ocean (1).

Looking back on 2011

Video | December 20, 2011 at 8:07

A year of action led campaigning in 2011.

Is European tinned-tuna giant Bolton the latest company to change its tuna?

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | January 27, 2012

European tinned-tuna giant Bolton has started 2012 with a press release full of highly ambiguous language about its environmental commitments. The release appears designed to both get Greenpeace off the company’s back and to...

Good (Italian) job!

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | March 9, 2012

Great news from our colleague Giorgia, oceans campaigner in Italy: One of the major canned tuna brands in Italy, Mareblu, has committed to shift to pole and line and FAD free tuna! Thanks to campaigning by Greenpeace and our...

Our leaders can and should save the Pacific tuna next week

Blog entry by Duncan Williams, Greenpeace Australia | March 20, 2012

Ocean stewardship in the Pacific has come a long way. Ask a Pacific islander fifty years ago about managing fish and you would have been greeted with a look of bemusement. After all, fish back in the day were thought of as unlimited...

Working to keep pirates and overfishing out of my backyard

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | March 25, 2012

Tuna is the lifeline for many Pacific island communities - a source of income, jobs and food. That’s why, as a Pacific islander and someone who has been working on oceans conservation for over a decade, I am still very angry at the...

Changing Tuna

Publication | March 26, 2012 at 9:04

The global tuna industry is undergoing a period of rapid transformation.

International pressure on tuna commission in Guam

Blog entry by YuFen Kao, Greenpeace East Asia | March 28, 2012

I’m here at the Pacific Tuna Commission, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission annual meeting in Guam.  We’re one day into the meeting and the delegates are deep in discussion over important conservation measures ...

Tweeting up a storm for tuna at the WCPFC

Blog entry by Nathaniel Pelle | March 30, 2012

Yesterday in Guam we spent much of the morning discussing the WCPFC’s Technical and Compliance Committee’s Provisional Monitoring Report from their 7 th regular session on Surveillance and zzzzzz…….  If you didn’t fall asleep during...

We need fewer boats, more fish to save our oceans

Blog entry by Mark Dia | May 28, 2012

I’m here in Bangkok at a gathering of hundreds of tuna business officials , policy-makers and even a few environmental advocates like myself. It’s been a long week of discussion about the future of the industry, including a lot...

Kiwi brands receive Greenpeace award for tuna sustainability on World Oceans Day

Press release | June 8, 2012 at 9:55

Auckland, 8 June 2012 – Greenpeace has marked World Oceans Day (1) by presenting its first-ever tuna sustainability awards to two New Zealand brands.

World Oceans Day: Just part of our life every day #worldoceansday

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | June 8, 2012

Today is World Oceans Day, the day we celebrate all that the oceans give us. They provide humankind with food, jobs and the oxygen we breathe. If we are to survive on this planet, we need living oceans. However, decades of overfishing,...

Helicopter pilot blows whistle on tuna industry

Video | June 12, 2012 at 7:25

This footage was given to Greenpeace by someone inside the tuna fishing industry who'd had enough of the destruction.

Helicopter pilot blows whistle on tuna industry

Page | June 12, 2012 at 7:40

Take one random floating object, attach a radio beacon so you can find it again, drop it in the ocean and return later with a giant net and scoop up everything in sight. This is how much of the world's tuna is caught - using fish aggregating...

It’s time for fewer tuna fishing boats, not empty promises

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | June 14, 2012

There is consensus. Too many big tuna fishing boats are chasing declining tuna populations. Environmentalists know this; the tuna industry knows it and governments, scientists and fishermen know that if we want fish tomorrow, we...

Sealord stuck in the mud

Blog entry by Catherine Cassidy | July 11, 2012

I have a long history of doing daft things. I also have a long history of a doing whatever I can to protect our precious marine life. So, when I heard Sealord was one of the sponsors of the Tough Guy ‘n' Gal challenge at the weekend, I...

Spoof of Sealord TV advert

Video | September 29, 2012 at 10:37

We've made this spoof of Sealord's TV ad to reveal the truth beneath the public relations.

Shane Jones misses the point and sets Sealord spoof video to go viral

Press release | October 3, 2012 at 12:22

Auckland, 3 October 2012 – A Greenpeace spoof of a Sealord television ad is set to go viral following media publicity by Labour MP Shane Jones.

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