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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

From fridge to film - the farmers choosing a sustainable life

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | April 11, 2016

They catch the fish you eat and harvest the rice you stir-fry. But there’s something that sets these farmers apart. They’ve taken on farming methods that have influenced the way they think about food and changed their way of life. ...

Heading to sea to stop destructive fishing

Blog entry by François Chartier | April 19, 2016

The smell of fish is all around the Greenpeace Esperanza. We’ve been docked in Diego Suarez in Madagascar, getting ready to take on the tuna giant Thai Union again. Fittingly, there’s a fish processing factory right next to the ship...

Biggest Fish: Is This Corporate Giant the Key to Saving the Ocean?

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | April 20, 2016

Thai Union Group -- the owner of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna -- is an industrial monster that has sunk its hooks throughout global seafood markets. Hundreds of thousands of people are taking it on and changing the game for ocean...

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...

The cat’s out of the bag! Mars puts Thai Union under pressure

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | September 7, 2016

Give yourself a massive pat on the back!  After constant pressure from cat, tuna and ocean lovers alike, calling on global food giant Mars, and its brand Whiskas, to face up to human rights abuses in the supply chain of seafood...

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...

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.

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.

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,...

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...

Cats Vs BadTuna

Video | March 10, 2016 at 10:05

Help your cat join the CATavist movement against #badtuna at http://www.catsvsbadtuna.org and take action yourself at http://www.greenpeace.org/badtuna

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

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...

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,...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Our man in Taiwan

Blog entry by Chris Hay | November 13, 2010

Hi. It’s Chris Hay reporting from Taiwan. I’m usually based in the New Zealand office but right now I’m working with my Greenpeace colleagues in the Taiwan office who are campaigning hard to make tuna fishing sustainable. Fishing is...

Pacific tuna need our help

Blog entry by Neha | November 11, 2010

Most people think of tuna in terms of how it tastes – whether it be raw in sushi and sashimi or from a can in a tuna sandwich or salad. But very few realise that tuna is being overfished to the point that some species have reached the ...

Farewell, fishing?

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | November 1, 2010

It’s hard to tell if it is a simple faux pas or a grim prophetic view of what’s to come. Philippine media outlet Sun Star reported recently a new fishing vessel acquired under a joint venture between a local fishing tycoon and...

What sort of fisheries manager are you?

Blog entry by Nick | December 12, 2008

As the delegates at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting in Korea negotiate tuna into extinction. Our oceans team over there have been asking them to fill out this survey: WHAT SORT OF FISHERIES MANAGER ARE...

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...

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...

We’re calling ‘lights out’ on Thai Union’s ocean destruction

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | May 27, 2016

Being in the middle of the Indian Ocean at night is incredible: you feel the vastness of the sea around you, the raw power of the waves, and the thick darkness. Now imagine from miles away, you see a glowing mass on the horizon. As...

Turning ocean destruction into brighter ideas

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | June 1, 2016

Deployed in their thousands and killing non-target species in their millions, fish aggregating devices ( FADs ) are a scourge to our oceans, devastating marine life to supply companies like Thai Union. Made up of nets, metal and...

Taking 400,000 people on a trip to the Indian Ocean

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | June 2, 2016

It was a sunny afternoon in April when the Esperanza left port in Madagascar six weeks ago. Its mission: to hunt down Thai Union’s destructive fishing operations in the Indian Ocean. Perhaps because of everything achieved since then...

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...

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. Sealord previously bought much of its tuna from boats using purse seine nets set on fish aggregating devices (FADs). These floating lures attract far...

Looking back on 2011

Video | December 20, 2011 at 8:07

A year of action led campaigning in 2011.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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