Oceans

Life on our blue planet depends on healthy oceans, but recent reports warn that sea life faces the next mass extinction. Next to climate change, overfishing is the single greatest threat to marine biodiversity. Industrial fishing has reduced populations of large, predatory fish like tuna, cod and sharks by about ninety per cent in the last fifty years. Growing demand for seafood, wasteful fishing practices and mismanaged fish stocks and aquaculture operations are leading to broken links in marine food chains in Canadian waters and worldwide. Urgent action is needed to protect marine life and allow recovery. Greenpeace works to relieve pressure on ocean ecosystems and to establish a network of no-take marine reserves–ocean parks–covering 40 per cent of the world's oceans.

Tuna

Tuna

Greenpeace urges major canned tuna brands across the country to source only ocean-friendly tuna. Greenpeace also exposes brands unwilling to change their destructive ways. Tuna companies must stop sourcing tuna from overfished stocks and wasteful fisheries that kill far more than just the tuna in your can. Often sharks, rays, sea turtles and baby tuna from vulnerable stocks are caught through wasteful fishing methods. Much of the tuna on Canadian supermarket shelves is still caught by destructive methods, but a sea change is underway.Every year, Greenpeace ranks 14 of the largest tuna companies in Canada. See how they stack-up.

Supermarkets

Sustainable Seafood Markets

Greenpeace is calling on Canada’s major supermarkets to green how they source seafood and become ocean advocates. With sustainable seafood policies now in place with every major chain in Canada, Greenpeace pushes for an end to selling redlist seafood and irresponsible procurement practices. As the middlemen between consumers and seafood producers, supermarkets play a pivotal role in cleaning up the supply chain and pushing for positive change in our oceans.

 

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Three activists arrested during Greenpeace action at Costco in Kelowna

Feature story | May 27, 2009 at 17:00

Kelowna—Police arrested three activists during a Greenpeace action at a Costco outlet in Kelowna on day three of the campaign to confront Canada’s major supermarket chains for selling Redlist seafood to the Okanagan.

Eating Down the Chain

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | May 27, 2009 2 comments

"Eating down the chain" refers to the way we've harvested our oceans since...well, always.  We take the bigger fish higher on the food chain, like tuna and cod.  If we continue this way, our kids and grandkids will be eating plankton...

Happy Birthday, Dancing Tuna!

Blog entry by Lishai Peel | May 27, 2009 2 comments

What's it like to be on tour with a bunch of Greenpeace activists, visiting communities in Northern Ontario and spreading the word about the current state of our oceans? Forget about the Pirates of the Caribbean, Greenpeace pirates...

Success at Sobeys in a Stormy Gale

Blog entry by Liam Doherty | May 27, 2009 4 comments

Rain could not dampen our spirits this morning as the Greenpeace Canada Sustainable Seafood Tour made a stop at the Sobeys in Peterborough. The Sobeys chain sells 14 out of 15 redlisted species and has received a failing grade of 1.1...

The First Voyage

Blog entry by Lishai Peel | May 26, 2009

The GP Ontario crew pulled off a fabulous first day while taking action out front a local North Bay A&P supermarket. We were there to send a message to the store manager and to the North Bay community that sustainable fishing is an...

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