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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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