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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

 

Campaign news and resources

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Out of line: The failure of the global tuna longline fisheries

Report | 20 November, 2013 at 12:30

The longline fishing industry is largely operating outside of modern fisheries management due to resistance from flag states and industry to properly regulate and manage this fishing sector.

Fewer boats, more fish

Report | 8 November, 2013 at 14:24

Fewer boats, more fish: Towards comprehensive fishing capacity management in the Western and Central Pacific Tuna Fisheries – calls for the urgent introduction of capacity and effort management in tuna fisheries in the WCPO to protect tuna stocks...

Esperanza Indian Ocean Expedition 2013

Report | 17 October, 2013 at 20:20

Together with the Pacific, the Indian Ocean is critical for the supply of tuna to the global market. The two oceans account for over 80% of the world’s tuna catches.

Transforming Tuna Fisheries in the Pacific: A Public Briefing

Report | 5 August, 2013 at 13:52

The Western and Central Pacific has the world’s largest and richest tuna fishery. It supplies over 60% of all tuna consumed globally. The value of tuna sourced from this region is over $5.5 billion annually. Unfortunately, most of the profits...

Transforming Tuna Fisheries in Pacific Island Countries

Report | 22 July, 2013 at 10:30

For years, Greenpeace has vigorously advocated for sustainable and equitable tuna fisheries in the Pacific.

Changing Tuna

Report | 22 March, 2012 at 2:01

How the global tuna industry is in transition to sustainable supply.

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