Defending Our Oceans

All around the world, our oceans are in crisis.

Our appetite for fish is threatening to overwhelm the ocean’s ecology, while the slaughter of whales and industrial fishing methods are destroying endangered species.

The oceans are the source of all life on earth, and every day, they continue to nurture us. They provide half the oxygen we breathe. They regulate our climate and our rainfall. They give us a bounty of seafood; they revitalize us with their beauty and their splendor.

In return, many people treat the ocean as both landfill and bottomless provider. Its creatures are harvested to the point of extinction, and pollution, trash and oil spills are thoughtlessly dumped back.

Over 80% of the earth’s creatures live in the oceans, and we too depend on the oceans for a healthy planet. We need to protect our oceans because without them life on Earth would not – and cannot – exist.

Greenpeace is striving to end illegal and pirate fishing, reduce fishing efforts, and establish marine reserves throughout the Pacific.

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The Esperanza kicks off her tour in South Korea

Image | 2012-09-17 at 8:30

Traditional Korean dancers perform a good luck dance as a part of a send-off for the crew of the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, which has since set sail for the east coast of the Republic of Korea. The tour will be highlighting the problems of...

One Fijian man's message to a mighty Korean fishing power

Blog entry by Sevu Nasalasala | 2012-09-14

Sevu Nasalasala, a volunteer from Fiji, participates in a heated action against Dongwon. Usually you volunteer because you a a firm believer in the cause, but in my case, I volunteered for Greenpeace out of curiosity. I had no idea...

Standing up to Dongwon, Korea's number one ocean plunderer

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow | 2012-09-13

Although I have an Asian face, I am not a Korean and I can't speak the language. But in the past few days the only sentence in my mind is: "Greenpeace neun hankuk chamchi op che Dongwon e sak sul i oe oepeul jung dan hal geosl chuk...

Esperanza Save Our Oceans Ship Tour: Hong Kong Stop

Feature Story | 2012-09-12 at 13:43 1 comment

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is currently touring Asia to raise awareness of the major threats to the health of our oceans. Over-fishing is threatening our oceans, with around 80% of fish being caught by state-of-the-art, environmentally...

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