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Help protect our oceans from destructive fisheries!

Page | February 21, 2013 at 10:18

This year, we’re hoping you’ll help us with some in-store research to ensure we have all the necessary data about their products, and to expand our knowledge about what is being sold in the Canadian market

Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | August 21, 2013

The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons: The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due...

Oleg Naydenov arrest shows flag States need to better control their fleets

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | January 10, 2014

In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen  reported a rapid and significant increase  in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29...

The "longline" of suffering and destruction

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | November 20, 2013

Tuna longline fisheries are one of the most scandalous fishing businesses on the planet, operating mostly out of sight and out of control. Longlining is the fishing method that catches the big valuable tunas aimed at fulfilling the...

New report with old findings: We're fishing too much

Blog entry by Meaghan Krohn | July 18, 2011

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a Swiss environmental group, has released an assessment of the stocks of all 61 species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes...

European Commission calls for ban of destructive deep-sea fishing in the Northeast...

Blog entry by Diego Creimer | July 23, 2012

On Thursday, July 19 th Greenpeace welcomed a plan presented by the European Commission to ban some of the most environmentally damaging fishing practices, under a review of EU rules governing deep-sea fishing in the Northeast and...

World Oceans Day

Blog entry by Charles Latimer - Oceans Campaigner | June 8, 2012

Established during the first Rio conference in 1992, World Oceans Day is, 20 years later, an opportunity for us to look at the state of this important ecosystem. Oceans give life  Even though our oceans represent three...

Attacks on sharks to prevent shark attacks?

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 10, 2014

By now, many of you have probably read about the shark cull in Australia. The news that sharks are being killed needlessly is even more concerning than usual given the latest analysis conducted by the International Union for...

Fishing for answers from Dongwon

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | March 14, 2013

We know that the industrial fishing industry can often skirt the law in search of profits. In my decade of campaigning to rescue our oceans, I have seen dozens of ships fishing illegally, seen fish hidden in the inner bowels of fishing...

Buyer beware of canned tuna "gone gory"

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | April 19, 2013

If you’ve been on facebook the past couple of days perhaps you’ve seen Greenpeace’s image of our 2013 canned tuna sustainability ranking results. Turns out over 88,000 and counting already have, and upwards of 1000 facebookers have...

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