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Pacific plunder

Hub | January 31, 2007 at 20:58

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Tuna in trouble

Hub | September 2, 2010 at 16:38

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.

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...

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!”

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...

Taiwan Government rewards illegal shark fin operation with license to fish in Pacific

Press release | September 11, 2015 at 15:57

Taipei, 11 September 2015 – The Government of Taiwan has acquired a retrospective fishing license for a boat Greenpeace busted illegally fishing in the Pacific Ocean with hundreds of shark fins on board.

Taiwan’s fisheries plagued by human rights abuses and shark finning - Greenpeace...

Press release | April 14, 2016 at 15:35

A year-long Greenpeace East Asia investigation into Taiwan’s distant water tuna fisheries has exposed Illegal shark finning, labour and human rights abuses, as well as Taiwan’s failure to adequately address issues such as murder and drug...

Overfishing denier fails to disclose millions in seafood industry cash for research

Press release | May 14, 2016 at 9:58

Documents obtained by Greenpeace USA through two Public Records Act requests reveal that University of Washington fisheries biologist Ray Hilborn has received at least $3.56 million from 69 fishing, seafood and other industry groups. Hilborn, an...

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.

Defending our Oceans

Hub | July 30, 2010 at 16:49

Defending our Oceans: Seen from space the Earth is covered in a blue mantle. It is a planet on which the continents are dwarfed by the oceans surrounding them and the immensity of the marine realm.

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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...

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 shuts down Whiskas’ factory, after slavery connection confirmed

Press release | May 19, 2016 at 9:07

Whanganui, 16 May 2016 – Greenpeace New Zealand activists have shut down the the heart of cat food giant Whiskas’ Australasian operations, after Mars confirmed to the organisation that it sources tuna from Thai Union, a seafood company that has...

Greenpeace blockade ends as Mars heads into industry round table

Press release | May 19, 2016 at 19:00

Greenpeace New Zealand Whiskas action ends as Mars heads into an industry round table in the UK on Thai Union’s troubled tuna supply.

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.

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.

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...

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).

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.

Fate of Tuna and Pacific fisheries to be decided in Tahiti

Press release | December 7, 2009 at 0:00

A call to protect the Pacific Ocean's rapidly dwindling tuna stocks has been made to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

Pacific solidarity essential to save tuna stocks

Press release | November 28, 2008 at 2:47

New Zealand must support efforts by other Pacific countries to stop the plunder of tuna by foreign fishing boats if the region is to avoid a similar collapse to that of the northern tuna fisheries, says Greenpeace.

NZ Government signs death warrant for southern bluefin tuna

Press release | March 25, 2010 at 0:00

The New Zealand Government today signed a death warrant for the southern bluefin tuna, by increasing the catch in the race for the last of the species, says Greenpeace.

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.

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.

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.

Failure of tuna rescue package bad news for the Pacific says Greenpeace

Press release | December 13, 2010 at 8:10

The world’s industrial fishing fleets will continue to plunder vital tuna resources from the Pacific following the rejection of a rescue package to halt the decline of tuna stocks, says Greenpeace.

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.

Activists at sea call ‘lights out’ on Thai Union’s destructive seafood supply chain

Press release | May 26, 2016 at 7:40

Indian Ocean, 25 May 2016 – Activists on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza chased a controversial vessel at the heart of Thai Union’s supply chain from its moorings today, in the latest in a series of global protests against the tuna giant’s...

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...

Whiskas Clearly Unable to Deny Cat Food Linked to Slavery

Press release | March 24, 2016 at 11:35

The owner of international pet food giant Whiskas have admitted that questions over their links to modern-day slavery are ‘very worrying’.

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).

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.

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.

Changing Tuna

Publication | March 26, 2012 at 9:04

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

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.

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;...

The solution is to change the way we fish

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.

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.

Hoisting a new flag to combat pirate fishing: blacklist.greenpeace.org

Press release | October 2, 2008 at 3:04

Greenpeace today launched an online database of fishing vessels involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and the companies that own them.

Defending our Pacific Tuna - Action Pack

Page | November 4, 2010 at 11:13

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Pirate of the Pacific busted by Greenpeace

Feature story | May 12, 2008 at 0:00

We caught an illegal tuna purse seiner (Queen Evelyn 168) in the Pacific Commons yesterday. This Philippines-flagged vessel was close to the transfer of tuna between her sister vessel and a refrigerated mothership. It was likely that transfer of...

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.

Greenpeace calls for urgent action to save Pacific tuna

Press release | August 23, 2010 at 9:58

Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to support a plan to make the Pacific's tuna fisheries sustainable following further reports of declining stocks.

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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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.

Support Sustainable Pacific Tuna

Action | October 13, 2010 at 4:30

Send a message to the NZ Government and urge it to fully support the closure of four areas, in the Pacific Ocean, to all fishing.

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Send a message to the NZ Government and urge it to fully support the closure of four areas, in the Pacific Ocean, to all fishing.

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...

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