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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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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...

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...

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