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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How to truly serve the shark

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-08-28 1 comment

Shark fin soup. It's the Louis Vuitton of Chinese dishes. A chewy meat, with virtually no taste, shark fin has, for centuries stood as a marker of affluence and power on Chinese dining tables. It symbolizes wealth and prestige in a...

Flying fish at Tuna Commission meeting

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping | 2012-08-16

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on August 10, 2012. Today, I am sitting in a big event hall in the Busan Lotte Hotel, attending the 8th Scientific Committee meeting of the Pacific Tuna Commission (WCPFC SC8).

Have South Korea reversed on their plans to whale?

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 2012-07-27

You may remember a few weeks ago South Korea announced that they wished to begin a "scientific" whaling operation similar to that of Japan. We said at the time : Their claim that the minke whale population in the north Pacific has...

Calling bogus on South Korea's plans to start "scientific" whaling

Blog entry by John Frizell | 2012-07-06

South Korea has announced that they wish to begin a "scientific" whaling operation similar to that of Japan. Their claim that the minke whale population in the north Pacific has recovered and needs to be hunted is completely bogus.

The perfect penguin day in Seoul

Image gallery | 2012-07-04

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