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.

 

The latest updates

 

Governments make slow progress on high seas protection but people’s wave of change is...

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | August 29, 2013

The  UN meeting in New York  discussing high seas protection ended last Friday without a splash for the oceans, but the wave of change generated by thousands of people around the world made an inspiring impact. The meeting in...

GPC podcast: birds+plastic+ocean=gross, bees' needs,the big fish question

Blog entry by mambrose | August 28, 2013

The latest episode of the GPC podcast covers the birds and the bees. We look at what the buzz is around bees. Listen to the full podcast here These photos give you a clue. They are the prime pollinators for many of the...

A sharkerific week and more sharknanigans to come

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | August 13, 2013

Shark week has wrapped up but the shark love continues. Lots of amazing shark facts and shark tales were shared over the last number of days, and people worldwide are becoming more aware about our misunderstood finned friends and seem...

Deep Seabed Mining: A new threat to our oceans

Blog entry by Charles Latimer - Oceans Campaign | August 1, 2013

This week London is playing host to the 2013 Deepsea Mining Summit, a meeting of companies and investors that seek to go to the least known ecosystems of the world, at the bottom of our oceans, and rip it apart.  Sounds a little crazy?

New Report: Deep sea mining high risk

Feature story | July 7, 2013 at 18:01

The extinction of unique deep sea species and other irreversible environmental damage to our oceans are a likely result of an emerging trend to exploit seabed minerals, Greenpeace International warned today.

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