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World Watch Report: Oceans in Peril

Feature story | September 19, 2007 at 23:06

Our planet's oceans are in deep, deep, peril, says a new report from Greenpeace and the World Watch Institute. The only road to recovery may be to declare 40 percent of the world's oceans off-limits to human exploitation to ensure the...

Time's running out for tuna

Feature story | April 20, 2008 at 22:35

Tuna stocks in the Pacific are running out due to overfishing from illegal and commercial fishing fleets.

Defending the Pacific - Part 2

Blog entry by Nick | May 1, 2008

From the Esperanza in the Pacific ... Family members sell tuna at the market in Honiara © Paul Hilton/Greenpeace The Esperanza has just left Honiara in the Solomon Islands where I joined the ship so that we can keep...

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...

Defending the Pacific - Part 4: The Esperanza and Goliath

Blog entry by Greg | May 27, 2008

Greenpeace activists deploy banner reading, "No Fish No Future" next to the world's biggest tuna fishing vessel Albatun Tres. Greenpeace has been highlighting the overfishing of tuna in the Pacific for the past two months.

Tuna laundering

Blog entry by Nick | September 2, 2008

The pirate fishing vessel, Luna Rossa, cut off its illegal driftnet and fled from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. © Greenpeace / Gavin Parsons There's an interesting story about Tuna over at the Greenpeace International blog ...

Symposium for Sustainable Sushi

Blog entry by Nick | October 22, 2008

© Greenpeace/Masaya Noda Who would have thought that prominent conservationists and leading members of Japan's fishing industry could come together under the banner "Marine Reserves for Sustainable Sushi? Or that one of the speakers...

Sending out an SOS for Pacific tuna

Feature story | December 10, 2008 at 0:00

Our activists together with Korean environmental group KFEM created a huge human "SOS Tuna" banner on the shores of a beach in Busan, Korea, as a key regional meeting in Korea began this week. This extremely critical meeting will decide the fate...

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...

Suicidal Tuna Fisheries

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 0:00

The Turkish government has set its own catch limit for the endangered Mediterranean bluefin tuna - in total disregard for internationally agreed quotas and scientific advice.

NZ to increase catch of critically endangered bluefin tuna

Feature story | January 27, 2010 at 0:00

New Zealand’s seafood industry and Ministry of Fisheries would like everyone to believe that NZ's fisheries are well managed and sustainable. Unfortunately that's not true. Many of our commercial fisheries still rely on bottom trawling, one of...

Last chance for bluefin tuna, too late for real conservation

Feature story | March 8, 2010 at 2:12

So the world is finally waking up to the fact that the bluefin tuna is in crisis. That's nice. But decades of overfishing have pushed this majestic fish to the brink of extinction, which is not the point at which we should start thinking about...

Fish jumping ship

Blog entry by Phil | May 28, 2010

The vast majority of the world’s internationally traded seafood moves by sea.  Many unfortunate fish find themselves ripped out of the ocean only to be gutted, frozen, shoveled into containers, and sent plowing across the top of it in...

Big trouble for bluefin tuna

Feature story | June 14, 2010 at 0:00

By now it ought to be obvious to anyone - if we want bluefin tuna tomorrow we need to stop catching them today. But despite the clear scientific evidence and predictions of the bluefin's demise - our activists faced a 2 hour confrontation at sea...

Japan's sordid vote-buying on whaling exposed

Blog entry by nick | June 15, 2010

So, what's your price to sell out the whales? Some brown envelopes stuffed with cash? A nice big cheque for development aid? All-expenses paid trips to exotic locations? Or some dubious entertainment, including 'good girls'? ...

The trouble with tuna

Blog entry by Willie | August 26, 2010

When you get a bit close to a subject, you get geeky. Before you know it you are scoffing at how other people could possible  not know  something, because you do. Yet of course it's true that the vast majority of the public are very...

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...

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 ...

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...

Defending our Pacific Ocean: Rainbow Warrior arrives in Taiwan

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | January 3, 2011

The new year has started with a big bang for Greenpeace and the oceans over here in East Asia and the Pacific. There's a pile of coinciding historical events including the 40th anniversary of Greenpeace, the final voyage of the...

A personal history with the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Chris Hay | January 11, 2011

Last week we took the office staff from Greenpeace's new office in Taipei on the 3 hour train trip to Taiwan's eastern port of Hualien. The Rainbow Warrior was there doing some last minute maintenance before the start of the Ocean...

Looking for tuna in Taiwan

Blog entry by Apple Chow | January 14, 2011

The ship has already left windy and rainy Keelung and we just arrived at the second stop of the Ocean Defenders East Asia tour , Su-ao in eastern Taiwan. Suao is the second largest tuna fishery port in Taiwan. At 7am the following...

Calling for Pacific marine reserves in Taiwan

Blog entry by Ronetava Ronaivakulu | January 18, 2011

Bula. My name is Ronetava Ronaivakulua (you can call me Ron) and I’m from an island in the South Pacific called Fiji. I'm currently onboard the Rainbow Warrior on its East Asia Ocean Defenders tour in Taiwan. I'm here as a...

Captain's Blog: The doors will open

Blog entry by Mike Finken | January 18, 2011

When actions are principally correct all the doors and weather windows open. Our stop in Green Island, has been a confirmation of that. The monsoon is wicked off Taiwan and has not stopped blowing this year and Green Island,...

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...

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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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...

Sharks ask Princes: if you found Nemo, would you kill him too?

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | February 22, 2011

By the time you read this, I'll be at the head office of Princes in Liverpool where a frenzy of sharks is demanding an end (a fin-ish?) to the dreadful fishing methods that kill other marine species like sharks, rays and even...

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...

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...

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...

You did it! Princes will indeed change their tuna, and so will Asda

Blog entry by Jamie | March 10, 2011

All rights reserved . Credit: Greenpeace/Kristian Buus Big news from the UK. It's with enormous pleasure that I can reveal that Princes has (finally) got the message that bycatch is killing the oceans and has announced...

Progress for our oceans: UK retailer gives tuna a break and US supermarkets are ranked

Blog entry by Steve Smith | April 13, 2011

Credit: Alex Hofford/Greenpeace Tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean Great news! UK retailer Morrisons  has announced a new policy on tinned tuna, committing to stop sourcing fish caught via destructive fishing methods: this means...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Standing up - in court - for the oceans

Blog entry by YuFen Kao, Greenpeace East Asia | November 5, 2011

My name is YuFen Kao, and I believe that here in Taiwan, the future of our oceans deserves a public debate. As an oceans campaigner here, I am currently involved in a court case stemming from a peaceful protest conducted when the...

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...

Is European tinned-tuna giant Bolton the latest company to change its tuna?

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | January 27, 2012

European tinned-tuna giant Bolton has started 2012 with a press release full of highly ambiguous language about its environmental commitments. The release appears designed to both get Greenpeace off the company’s back and to...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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