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Winning on the world’s largest tuna company and what it means for the oceans

Blog entry by Sarah King | July 11, 2017

It took two years of relentless campaigning and nearly  700,000 concerned people from around the world , but today we are sharing the good news that together we convinced the world’s largest tuna company to clean up its act! Tuna...

After decades of lawlessness, could the seafood industry finally be ready for change?

Blog entry by Graham Forbes | May 30, 2017

Are we on the cusp of changing the destructive seafood industry forever? For years, the seafood industry has profited from forced labour, illegal fishing,  ocean destruction and the needless slaughter of marine life. Tuna...

What will it take to protect the world’s fish and oceans for future generations?

Blog entry by Dr Cat Dorey | December 2, 2016

I don’t speak tuna . And I fear my ability to sign in shark could be fatally misconstrued. But next week when people from all around the Pacific and beyond meet in Fiji to discuss the future of fisheries in the region, our finned...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Activists at sea paint 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...

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 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...

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...

Disruption, change and the growing wave against Thai Union tuna

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | May 14, 2016

The waves are surging higher around the Esperanza today. We’re headed north towards busier fishing areas, the horizon line heaving up and down as the ship barrels every which way amid the rolling, white-peaked swell. Waves crash...

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...

4 reasons to tackle destructive fishing

Blog entry by François Chartier | May 5, 2016

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is at sea stopping the destructive fishing practices of the largest tuna company on the planet – Thai Union – which owns popular tuna brands like John West, Petit Navire, Mareblu and Chicken of the Sea,...

How birdwatching helps stop Thai Union's ocean destruction

Blog entry by François Chartier | April 27, 2016

"I have a visual at two o'clock!" We rush to the 'monkey island', the highest platform of the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, where watchers scan the ocean from sunrise to sunset. The ship changes course and heads towards the small floating...

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...

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...

3 (unpalatable) facts you need to know if you eat sashimi

Blog entry by Yen Ning | April 15, 2016

One in three pieces of sashimi is from fish caught by Taiwanese fishing vessels. If you eat imported seafood, chances are you’ve eaten Taiwan caught fish, so when we’re talking Taiwanese seafood, we’re talking about an industry that...

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...

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. ...

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’.

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

Supply Chained: Human rights abuse in the global tuna industry

Blog entry by Tara Buakamsri | November 5, 2015

If you are a tuna lover, chances are good that someone who was forced to work for meagre pay — perhaps even under threat of violence — is behind your tuna curry or teriyaki. Human rights abuses in the tuna industry are serious and...

Three ways people power is changing in the tuna industry for good

Blog entry by Graham Forbes | October 23, 2015

The tuna industry is out of control . It is emptying the oceans of fish, killing other marine creatures like sharks and sea turtles — even abusing workers, who spend months or years at sea for meager pay. For years, tuna...

Why changing the tuna industry means stopping labour abuse

Blog entry by Jackie Dragon | October 21, 2015

The same unbridled economic interests that are driving destruction in our oceans are also allowing horrific labour practices and human rights abuses of workers in the seafood industry. This week, powerful allies joined forces...

I’m Vegan — Here’s Why I’m Fighting to Change the Tuna Industry

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | October 21, 2015

As a vegan, Dawn Bickett used to feel removed from the issue of sustainable seafood. But after documenting the Pacific tuna industry's destructive ways with the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior, she's determined to do more to protect our...

7,400 miles later: What we found in the deep blue sea

Blog entry by Rainbow Warrior crew | September 24, 2015

It’s now been 60 days since the Rainbow Warrior set sail from Auckland, New Zealand, travelling far into the Pacific Ocean on a mission to expose why our tuna are going belly up.  In that time we’ve covered 7,400 miles of deep blue.

An uncharted mountain

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | September 24, 2015

It’s often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the oceans, and we recently learned first hand how true that is. First mate Fernando was on the bridge early one morning. He works the...

A letter to Tangaroa, God of the sea

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | September 23, 2015

Tangaroa. Atua of the oceans. This is not a structured argument. It's not an informative 101 on fisheries management. It's an apology, and an expression of my own grief, and a love letter. Some humans have forgotten some things. ...

Nauru calling for overhaul of Pacific fisheries following Greenpeace bust

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | September 18, 2015

Today Nauru became the third Pacific Island State to stand up for conservation and ban transshipping in its waters.  That’s a big stand for the smallest state in the South Pacific, especially in the face of significant pressure from...

Flying fish: From tuna boats to the Rainbow Warrior through the eyes of a heli pilot

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | September 14, 2015

Matt Stoios is a man who has seen the world from many different perspectives, but mostly from above. A good natured Aussie bloke from Melbourne, you can find the Rainbow Warrior helicopter pilot in the skies over the Pacific Ocean...

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.

Busted: Big ocean, bad boat

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | September 10, 2015

We knew that the Taiwanese longline vessel could be fishing illegally almost as soon as its details popped up on the Rainbow Warrior's radar system. We were in the high seas of the Pacific, at least two days away, but when our...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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