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Oceans

We live on Planet Ocean.

Water covers three-quarters of the globe and a staggering 80% of all life on Earth is found hidden beneath its waves. As the sea rolls across the planet it provides over half the oxygen we breathe, sustains billions of people with its resources and drives weather systems and natural flows of energy, which maintain life on Earth.

We need a healthy global ocean to survive. Yet our oceans are in crisis.

Defending oceans

Oceans in crisis

A healthy ocean has diverse ecosystems and robust habitats. But a myriad of human pressures – from overfishing to climate change – are causing ecosystems to collapse, the extinction of many marine species and the destruction of ocean habitats. Our own Pacific Ocean, one of the last relatively healthy ocean ecosystems, is being plundered at an alarming rate. Find out more

Defending our Oceans

Defending our oceans

We need to change the way we fish and the way we protect our oceans. From the high seas to the supermarket shelf, Greenpeace works to replace destructive and illegal fishing practices with sustainable ones. We have a bold vision to end overfishing and establish a global network of marine reserves, which are vital to restore the health of our oceans. Find out more

Whales

Whales

For over thirty years Greenpeace has taken action to protect the gentle giants of the sea. Our work has helped end whaling in nearly every country and revived decimated whale populations. Yet whales are still not safe. Today we’re campaigning to protect whales from the many dangers they face, from ‘scientific’ whaling to climate change. Find out more

Defending our oceans

Take action

You have the power to end the destruction of our oceans. If more people demand sustainable seafood from their retailers, there’s more incentive and pressure for industrial fisheries to provide it. In fact, the tide is already changing. Find out more

 

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Spring Fishion Show kicks off seafood labelling campaign

Blog entry by Alison Orme | 27 October, 2014

It’s all about the label, according to top model, environmental scientist and compere of the Bouillabaisse Spring Fishion Show which launched the ‘Label My Fish’ campaign in Sydney this month. Roses and sunshine served as a glorious backdrop in...

Horrific footage: Are you eating ocean slaughter?

Blog entry by Nathaniel Pelle | 23 October, 2014

This shocking video about destructive tuna fishing underlines why we need accurate seafood labelling in Australia. In this video, with footage from the Indian Ocean and leaked by fishermen, you can see all the reasons Greenpeace Australia...

For the oceans – every week is Shark Week!

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 15 October, 2014

‘Shark‘:  it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing fins, teeth, and a certain cinematic soundtrack. Sharks have been around on earth much...

Navigating seafood

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 14 October, 2014

This is a guest post by Tooni Mahto, Marine Campaigner at the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Sealife is one of the last sources of food hunted from the wild. Most of what we eat comes from farming, where we have thousands of years of...

Top ten reasons to LOVE the ocean

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 14 October, 2014

We don’t need an excuse to celebrate our oceans – we love them every day! Here are ten reasons to love oceans that’ll make your day a little brighter. 1. A whole lotta heart Octopuses have three hearts. That’s good news when you’re a sucker for...

Seafood labelling – why are we whiting?

Blog entry by Matthew Evans | 11 October, 2014

Over time I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way Australians can make informed choices about what we’re eating is if we’re given sufficient information, if we’re told exactly what’s on the plate. From my work as a restaurant critic,...

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