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Super trawlers back in Australia unless Government steps in

Press release | 2 October, 2014 at 13:03

Sydney, 2 October 2014: Greenpeace is urgently calling for action by the Australian Government to permanently ban super trawlers before the current two-year ban ends on November 18, 2014.

Greenpeace and Australian tuna fishers demand urgent recovery plan for bigeye tuna

Press release | 6 August, 2014 at 14:12

Wednesday 6 August 2014. Sydney/Marshall Islands: Shocking new assessments, tabled today at the 10th meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Scientific Committee in the Marshall Islands highlight the failure of...

New Factory Trawler Could Slip into Australia Under Net Of Secrecy

Press release | 5 June, 2014 at 6:03

Conservation groups have raised the alarm that more large freezer factory trawlers, including one flying a flag of convenience, could be fishing in Australian waters within weeks without any public consultation and despite significant concerns...

Public thirst for Cash for Containers leads governments into voter danger

Press release | 30 April, 2014 at 13:14

The Boomerang Alliance, a coalition of 28 environment groups, says the continued lack of action at a national or state level on cash for containers after a meeting of Environment Ministers on Tuesday, is setting the scene for a ‘Fail’ come...

NSW Premier Baird should sidestep lobbyists and commit to Cash for Containers

Press release | 29 April, 2014 at 6:21

In advance of a meeting today of all Environment Ministers set to consider a 10 cent cash for containers scheme, a coalition of 28 environment groups, including Clean Up Australia and Greenpeace, are calling on the NSW Premier Mike Baird and his...

NSW Govt Community Cabinet @ Casula: Campaign for Cash 4 Containers

Press release | 7 April, 2014 at 10:52

With NSW’s commitment to a 10c Cash for Containers recycling scheme set to be decided within a matter of days, and all Environment Ministers due to meet to discuss it in April, local residents and campaigners will use the opportunity of the...

‘Arctic 30’ activists and freelance journalists jailed in Russia to take case to...

Press release | 18 March, 2014 at 9:42

Amsterdam/Sydney 18 March 2014 --- The group of Greenpeace activists and freelance journalists who collectively became known as the ‘Arctic 30’ yesterday, including Australian Colin Russell and permanent residents Alex Harris (Sydney) and Jon...

Super trawler threat demands permanent ban

Press release | 4 March, 2014 at 17:34

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has welcomed Prime Minister Abbott's statement that the Margiris super trawler "will stay banned" and has called on him to table legislation to permanently ban all super trawlers in all Australian waters.

Clean up Australia Day: Boomerang Alliance demands action on Cash for Containers

Press release | 1 March, 2014 at 11:46

With Clean Up Australia Day tomorrow (Sunday 2 March), the Boomerang Alliance, consisting of 27 environment groups including Clean Up Australia, Greenpeace and the Total Environment Centre, are calling on state and federal governments to...

Top model Laura Wells joins #trashyselfie campaign on Clean Up Australia Day

Press release | 24 February, 2014 at 14:42

Environmental scientist and top model Laura Wells is calling on Australians to take a #trashyselfie of themselves holding used drink containers as part of Sunday’s Clean Up Australia Day, for a social media campaign aimed at State Premiers...

Australians helped secure NZ shark finning ban, want WA cull stopped too

Press release | 9 January, 2014 at 12:44

Sydney, 9 January 2014. Greenpeace Australia Pacific today welcomed the New Zealand government’s announcement that it will join Australia and ban the brutal practice of shark finning, saying the change was helped by over 20,000 of its supporters...

Giving Greg Hunt the big picture

Press release | 20 December, 2013 at 10:25

What: Greenpeace and local Flinders residents will today deliver a stunning framed photo of the Great Barrier Reef to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, to serve as a permanent and timely reminder of what he is charged to protect.

Countries leave Pacific tuna commission with license to overfish

Press release | 10 December, 2013 at 13:02

Cairns, 6 December 2013 – The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 10th meeting ended today. The discussions had been at a deadlock over conservation and management measures needed to reverse overfishing of the region’s bigeye tuna...

Greenpeace urges Cairns tuna summit to end overfishing and control fleets

Press release | 1 December, 2013 at 11:20

Suva/Sydney, 1 December 2013 - Greenpeace activists today deployed a floating banner at a harbour in the Pacific, reading: “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!” This message is directed at the members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries...

Longline fisheries are out of line - Greenpeace

Press release | 27 November, 2013 at 16:53

Sydney, Wednesday 27 November 2013: The world's longline tuna fisheries are out of control, rife with illegal fishing and responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of marine turtles and threatened sharks every year.

Industrial fishing in the Pacific is out of control: Greenpeace

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 6:58

Suva, 18 November, 2013 – Comprehensive measures need to be put in place to reduce fishing capacity to save the region’s tuna fisheries, Greenpeace Australia Pacific urged in a new report launched today.

Increased quotas will decimate critically endangered southern bluefin tuna -...

Press release | 18 October, 2013 at 10:56

Sydney, 18 October 2013. At the conclusion of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) annual meeting in Adelaide today, Greenpeace and the Australian Marine Conservation Society slammed the announcement of increased...

When does no mean no? Government should resist pressure to lift super trawler ban

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 16:02

Wednesday 18 September 2013: Greenpeace and Environment Tasmania today welcomed Senator Richard Colbeck’s proposal to conduct new surveys of the Australian small pelagic fishery, but cautioned him against using this as a stepping stone to...

Greenpeace calls on Pacific governments to ensure tuna development brings benefits to...

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 13:31

Honiara, 18 September, 2013: At the 4th Pacific Tuna Forum in the Solomon Islands, Greenpeace is alarmed that despite the increased drive for domestic investment and value adding in the region’s tuna sector, Pacific Island nations face the risk...

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