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Taiwan faces EU sanctions over illegal fishing

Press release | 2 October, 2015 at 11:01

Sydney, 2 October 2015 – A European warning to Taiwan for failing to manage its fleet’s fishing activities in the Pacific and other oceans and curb illegal fishing is a welcome step forward in the protection of fish stocks plundered by distant...

Pacific nations skirt transshipment ban calls

Press release | 1 October, 2015 at 11:48

Palau, 30 September 2015 - Pacific nations meeting on fish stock protection failed to make headway on the scourge of pirate fishing after discussions foundered over a ban on vessels transferring their catch to other ships at sea, Greenpeace said...

Greenpeace urges Pacific nations transshipment crackdown

Press release | 28 September, 2015 at 11:34

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, 23 September, 2015 - Greenpeace is urging a Pacific meeting on fish stock protection to consider a ban on vessels transferring their catch to other ships at sea - a process that encourages illegal fishing.

Greenpeace calls for overhaul of Pacific fishing practices after Nauru transshipment ban

Press release | 17 September, 2015 at 14:43

Sydney, September 17 2015 – Greenpeace Australia Pacific has called for a region-wide ban on the transshipment of fish catches following Nauru’s announcement today that it would no longer allow the practice in its waters.

Greenpeace calls for investigation into illegal fishing by Taiwanese ship

Press release | 11 September, 2015 at 15:55

Port Moresby, September 11 2015 – Greenpeace is urging Pacific nations to investigate and capture the Taiwanese-flagged ship that illegally caught tuna and 75 kilograms of shark fins, which the state’s Taiwan Fisheries Agency (TFA) had failed to...

Greenpeace ship busts illegal tuna fishing operation in Pacific high seas,...

Press release | 10 September, 2015 at 16:49

Port Moresby, September 10, 2015 - As Pacific Islands Forum leaders consider a 10-year road map for a sustainable fisheries industry, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior has uncovered a pirate fishing operation near Papua New Guinea’s waters with...

Government to put food industry lobby before consumers on labelling vote?

Press release | 12 August, 2015 at 10:51

Sydney, 12 August 2015: As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill that would require restaurants to tell customers where their seafood comes from, Greenpeace research reveals the lobby groups opposed to country of origin labelling gave nearly $850...

Adani’s Carmichael project flailing

Press release | 3 August, 2015 at 16:48

August 3, 2015: Media reports that Indian company Adani has stood down the majority of its workers in Queensland is yet another clear sign the Carmichael coal mine project is going nowhere, Greenpeace said today.

Consumers left in the dark over unsustainable food imports

Press release | 22 July, 2015 at 14:38

Sydney, 22 July 2015: Consumers have been left in the dark over unsustainable food imports with the release of new country of origin labels that fall far short of government promises to help people make informed choices, Greenpeace Australia...

Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Press release | 6 May, 2015 at 15:16

New Delhi, May 5, 2015 - Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a government crackdown on civil society. The Indian government recently froze the environmental NGO's bank accounts, leaving just enough funds...

Aussie tuna transformation a consumer success story

Press release | 4 May, 2015 at 16:39

Sydney, 4 May 2015, For the first time ever the majority of tuna brands on Australian supermarket shelves have converted to sourcing from environmentally responsible fishing methods.

Indian Home Affairs Ministry attempting to shut Greenpeace India down

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 12:06

New Delhi, 14 April 2015 – Following the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) again blocking Greenpeace India’s ability to receive money from overseas, Samit Aich, Executive Director of Greenpeace India said today:

Environmental groups and seafood industry demand better seafood labelling

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 10:07

15 April 2015, Sydney: For the first time, an alliance of environmental and industry groups have today united to call for clear seafood labelling in Australia.

French banks reject Reef destruction, refuse to finance Galilee coal projects

Press release | 9 April, 2015 at 9:07

Sydney, April 8 2015 - Australia’s four largest banks should follow the lead set by three of France’s biggest banks and rule out financing the controversial Carmichael coal mining project in Queensland, Greenpeace Australia says.

Greenpeace investigation: 'fake' and chips sold in Melbourne takeaways

Press release | 26 March, 2015 at 12:17

26 March 2015, Melbourne: New results from a Greenpeace investigation have today revealed mislabelling of flake in Melbourne fish and chips shops. The revelations put further pressure on the federal government to improve Australia’s food...

Promised food labelling laws still a bit fishy

Press release | 26 February, 2015 at 12:42

Thursday 26 February 2015, Sydney: Greenpeace welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Tony Abbott to toughen up country of origin labelling laws, but warned against leaving Australians in the dark about what fish they’re eating.

Oversized Spanish tuna boats threatening Pacific food security

Press release | 13 November, 2014 at 9:14

Tarawa, 13 November, 2014: Food security in Pacific countries like Kiribati could be under threat if oversized tuna vessels such as the Spanish owned Albatun Tres and Albacora Uno are allowed to continue fishing at current rates, Greenpeace said...

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...