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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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...

Help us find our missing Brother Tuna!

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-09-12

Meet Brother Tuna, a very cute, but slightly terrified little tuna fish wandering the streets and subways of Taipei, Taiwan. If you spot Brother Tuna we want you to let our campaigners know , and snap a pic to share on your social...

Greenpeace accuses top Korean fishing company of unsustainable fishing practices

Press release | 2012-09-11 at 17:00

Seoul, 11 September 2012 — Greenpeace today accused Dongwon Industries, South Korea's largest fishing company, of using unsustainable methods in its tuna fishing operations. In a non-violent protest, Greenpeace climbers covered the entrance of...

Greenpeace shows the hidden secret of canned tuna

Press release | 2012-09-05 at 13:30

Seoul, 5 September 2012 — Greenpeace released its first-ever sustainability ranking of 3 major canned tuna brands sold in Korea, called “The hidden secret of canned tuna.” The ranking exposes the destructive fishing practices and bycatch problems...

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