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Two ships, one vision for our oceans

Blog entry by Steve Smith, Greenpeace International | October 14, 2012

Thousands of miles apart, two Greenpeace ships propelled our global oceans campaign forward today. This morning in Taiwan – home to the world’s largest tuna fishing fleet – Greenpeace activists took action at the largest...

Illegal Fishing Vessels Found in Chagos Marine Reserve

Blog entry by Andrea Rid | October 25, 2012

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. Our flagship Rainbow...

The fairest catch - pole and line tuna

Blog entry by Andrea Rid | November 7, 2012

Today, I caught a tuna. It was the first fish I had ever caught in my life. And the first tuna that had to die because of me for a long time. I haven't eaten tuna for about three years. Not because I don't like the taste of it...

The Esperanza's back in the Pacific

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | November 8, 2012

The sun has just set on my first day back on board the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza. It’s been six years since I last sailed on the Esperanza for our Pacific fisheries campaign and I am glad to see how much the campaign has evolved...

John West cans destructive fishing, Sealord urged to do the same

Press release | December 4, 2012 at 15:23

Auckland, 4 December 2012 – Greenpeace says Sealord must follow its competitor, Australian brand John West, which has just announced it will stop using destructive tuna fishing methods that needlessly kill sharks, rays, baby tuna and turtles.

Tuna Tuesday triumphs

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | December 4, 2012

This Tuesday is turning out to be big day of our tuna campaign. This morning John West joined the global movement to phase out destructive tuna fishing methods and this evening a one hour documentary on our campaign to halt the...

Pole and Line - A Fisherman's Story

Hub | December 12, 2012 at 4:30

Fishing is a way of life in the Maldives. It is the lifeblood of village life and using a traditional pole and line method, tuna is caught sustainably, one-by-one, ensuring fish for future generations.

Pole and Line

Feature story | December 14, 2012 at 15:14

Ali Saeed, master fisherman, operates one of the largest 'dhoni' fishing boats from the island of Hulhumeedhoo in the Addu atoll. He inherited his first fishing boat from his father 25 years ago while aged just 20. His island community, home to 4...

Sealord takes a step but still at the back of the pack

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | January 31, 2013

For close to two years we’ve been asking Sealord, New Zealand’s largest brand of canned tuna, to stop selling tuna which is caught using a method that destroys countless marine creatures, including sharks, baby tuna and turtles. ...

Ocean Expeditions 2012

Publication | February 21, 2013 at 2:57

In 2012, the Rainbow Warrior undertook a 9-week expedition through the Indian Ocean's fishing grounds, and the Esperanza undertook a 3-week expedition in Pacific Commons Area 1 and the EEZ of Palau. Both expeditions documented fishing operations;...

Sealord lonely cheerleader for deadly fishing method

Press release | March 20, 2013 at 12:31

Auckland, 20 March 2013 – Sealord is now the only big Australasian canned tuna brand which has refused to stop using a destructive fishing method which kills sharks, juvenile tuna and turtles, Greenpeace warned today.

The global tuna industry is increasingly an industry divided

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | March 22, 2013

The recent news from Australia that Aldi, the last of the major companies in that market holding out against introducing sustainable tuna, has now decided to join the growing band of progressive companies delivering sustainable tuna to...

How much scandal can fit in one can of tuna?

Blog entry by Casson Trenner | March 25, 2013

ID: GP02HWGAirship Canned Tuna Banner ActionThe Greenpeace airship A.E. Bates flies  by the La Jolla peninsula near the headquarters of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna company to call attention to overfishing and bycatch issues. ...

Sealord - so 2011

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | April 9, 2013

Picking up an old magazine can transport you back to a time littered with embarrassing fads and fashions. A colleague of mine, Sam, experienced this recently in downtown, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, where he is a campaigner. He...

United we sail – Mauritian fishermen, Greenpeace protest against overfishing

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | May 7, 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...

Greenpeace welcomes Sealord change in tuna

Press release | May 29, 2013 at 14:59

Greenpeace has welcomed news that Sealord will phase out a destructive tuna fishing method that kills sharks, turtles and baby tuna.

Sealord’s change of tuna

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | May 30, 2013

Finally, some long-awaited news: New Zealand’s biggest tuna brand, Sealord, has acknowledged that destructive fish aggregating devices are OUT and more sustainable fishing methods are IN. The company announced yesterday afternoon that...

New report provides roadmap to transform Pacific tuna fisheries

Press release | August 5, 2013 at 10:42

Suva/Sydney, August 5, 2013 – A new report, launched today by Greenpeace Australia Pacific, provides a blueprint for how Pacific Island governments and regional bodies can promote a more sustainable and locally owned and operated tuna fishery in...

Pacific Island countries to surf the sustainable tuna wave

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | August 8, 2013

You can be confident that the Fair Trade coffee you grab on the way to work helps support local coffee producers in countries from Tanzania to Costa Rica. Sadly, right now the same can’t be said for the tinned tuna on your sandwich...

The EnvironmentaLIST: The worst things the tuna industry does to our oceans

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | August 13, 2013

When what you do is hundreds of miles from civilization, it’s pretty easy to get away with some messed up stuff.  The tuna industry in particular can reap the benefits of an “out of sight, out of mind” existence. Here are some of the...

Shark finning sucks. Sort it out New Zealand!

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | August 30, 2013

There’s nothing defensible about shark finning . It’s the marine equivalent of the poachers who kill rhinos to hack off their horns or kill elephants to hack off their tusks. It’s not dissimilar to killing bears or tigers for spurious...

Real pirates plunder and steal

Blog entry by Szabina Mozes | October 21, 2013

It is now more than 30 days since our ship was seized and our 30 friends and colleagues were arrested. They now face a charge of piracy — an absurd charge that carries a maximum 15 year jail sentence.  In the meantime pirate fishing...

Fewer boats, more fish

Publication | November 18, 2013 at 12:56

Fewer boats, more fish: Towards comprehensive fishing capacity management in the Western and Central Pacific Tuna Fisheries – calls for the urgent introduction of capacity and effort management in tuna fisheries in the WCPO to protect tuna stocks...

More fish in the sea

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | November 18, 2013

Our Pacific oceans campaign is focused on ensuring sustainable and equitable fishing in the Pacific. ©Paul Hilton/Greenpeace   Fishing in the pacific is, quite simply put, unfair. Pacific island countries receive a...

The "longline" of suffering and destruction

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | November 21, 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...

Longline fisheries are out of line – Greenpeace

Press release | November 21, 2013 at 12:17

Auckland – The world's longline tuna fisheries are out of control, and distant water fishing powers and Pacific island countries need to increase their management and oversight, Greenpeace warns in a new report launched today.

Greenpeace urges Cairns tuna summit to end overfishing and control fleets

Press release | December 2, 2013 at 8:38

Suva - Greenpeace activists yesterday deployed a floating banner at a harbour in the Pacific, reading: “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!”

Enough is enough; we need to reclaim our seas and fisheries now

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | December 4, 2013

Greenpeace activists unfold a banner next to a cluster of foreign longline fishing vessels at a harbour in the Pacific reading “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!” urging the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)...

Tuna are for life, not just for lunch.

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | May 2, 2014

Tuna are awesome. We don’t get to say that enough, so since it’s World Tuna Day, I want to make amends. These fish are majestic ocean wanderers, who have earned their place in history, but today they are sadly the icons of global...

Tuna: The quick species guide

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | May 2, 2014

Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and...

How Greenpeace may be about to stop US$150 million getting into a dodgy fishing company

Blog entry by Elsa Lee | October 17, 2014

Seeing Greenpeace in the leading headline of Hong Kong's most prestigious financial newspaper is not something I am used to! But if you knew why, you would see how your support is bringing companies engaged in overfishing to their...

Greenpeace calls on WCPFC to ban FADs and high seas fishing

Press release | December 1, 2014 at 11:52

Greenpeace calls for urgent action to protect the economic and environmental sustainability of key Pacific tuna stocks as major tuna interests meet in Apia for the 11th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

Sustainable St... #WCPFC turn here!

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | December 5, 2014

Fish don’t talk, but if they did they'd be asking the Pacific Tuna Commission just how rare they need to become before anyone will step in to save them." Fish don’t talk, but fishing industry people do… operational level data. FAD ban...

Pacific Tuna Management a Void

Press release | December 5, 2014 at 19:20

Greenpeace is urging tuna traders and investors to fill the void created by the Western and Central Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)’s failure to manage Pacific tuna fisheries. “In the absence of any real action at this week’s WCPFC talkfest, the...

Brand new purse seiner raises alarm

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | March 17, 2015

With tuna stocks in trouble and too many fishing boats chasing what's left, reports of new vessels are a cause for alarm. The global fishing fleet is estimated to be two and a half times the size needed to sustainably fish our oceans,...

Risky Business: Don't put your money in unsustainable fishing

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen | April 22, 2015

When we trust a bank with our savings and investments, we assume the bank will do only "good" with our hard-earned cash. Yet throughout Europe, and the world, major banks have ploughed massive amounts of money into unsustainable...

Spanish and French Industry Wins Big As Excessive FAD Limits Agreed at IOTC.

Press release | May 4, 2015 at 15:16

Meeting in Busan, South Korea this week, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) agreed to an unacceptably high limit on the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs), essentially maintaining the interest of the Spanish fishing industry.

Sharks butchered for questionable cure-all

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | June 2, 2015

It’s a macabre case spanning continents. A European vessel crewed by under paid and ill-treated Indonesian fishermen turned up in the port of Suva this week. Meanwhile, an illegal shipment of sharks, shark fins and other fish from...

There’s slavery in the seafood industry. Here’s what we can do about it.

Blog entry by David Pinsky | July 22, 2015

There’s no easy way to say this:  The seafood at your local supermarket may be connected to slavery.  It’s heartbreaking. Fishing operators  in over 50 countries  around the world are crewing ships through human trafficking networks...

These Are the Videos the Tuna Industry Doesn’t Want You to See

Blog entry by John Hocevar | July 29, 2015

Today, we're releasing five new video testimonials from Pacific tuna fishermen detailing the horrible conditions they've worked under. The interviews—conducted in a South Pacific port earlier this year—reveal incidents of abuse,...

Desperately Seeking: South Pacific Albacore tuna

Blog entry by Dr Cat Dorey | August 7, 2015

There's a tendency, outside my science world at least, to talk about 'tuna' as if it was one species of fish. In fact tuna is a generic name for a whole bunch of tuna and mackerel species. As well as the main commercial species of...

What we saw – South Pacific albacore fishery

Blog entry by Rainbow Warrior crew | August 19, 2015

Our main work on this trip has been exploring the South Pacific albacore tuna fisheries. With less than 1% of fishing activity on longliners witnessed by independent observers in the region, it really is a fishery with very little...

Fishermen confirm shark finning on tuna longliners

Blog entry by Dan Salmon | August 22, 2015

The cruel yet lucrative shark fin trade is back in the  headlines  and it's clearly something people care deeply about, public pressure and a  petition  signed by nearly 180,000 people, prompted shipping giant United Parcel Service...

A mothership your mother wouldn’t like

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | August 27, 2015

Motherships… transshipping… they sound like things you'd find in outer space while you're star trekking across the universe. But the Rainbow Warrior is finding them way out in the high seas, in areas of the Pacific Ocean that are more...

Like longline ships passing in the night

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | August 29, 2015

The Korean longliner looked impressive from a distance. In the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean where you can go weeks without seeing anything but sea, the lights of the fishing vessel at night on the horizon were almost majestic. ...

A bad kind of FAD: The fish magnet that’s not so sexy

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | September 4, 2015

To the untrained eye it looks like a rogue barrel, fallen overboard from a distant ship, bobbing along in the calm Pacific Ocean. Time and again we see odd objects floating past out here, things like mini cocktail umbrellas or...

The mind boggling size of the Pacific

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | September 7, 2015

The Pacific ocean covers approximately one-third of the Earth's surface. You could fit all the land in the world into the space it occupies – with room left over for an extra Canada. Put another way, it’s bigger than the surface of...

How I came to believe we need to Change Tuna

Blog entry by Lauren Reid | September 9, 2015

The moment we heard we were boarding our first fishing boat, I was so overwhelmed with excitement and nervousness that I nearly jumped straight off the Rainbow Warrior and into the sea – almost missing the inflatable altogether. I...

Greenpeace ship busts illegal tuna fishing operation on the Pacific high seas

Press release | September 10, 2015 at 16:00

The Rainbow Warrior is at the scene of a serious pirate fishing operation taking place on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean.

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