Defending Our Oceans | Greenpeace East Asia

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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Taiwanese seafood giant linked to human rights violations - Greenpeace

Press release | 2018-05-24 at 10:00

Taipei, 24 May 2018 - New evidence released today links human rights abuses to Taiwan’s international fishing fleet, including major seafood trader Fong Chun Formosa Fishery Company (FCF). This has serious implications for its global supply...

In China, a wave of support for Antarctic protection

Blog entry by Erin Newport | 2018-04-25

TV star Wang Yuheng is on a mission to protect the Antarctic. In February, he joined Greenpeace on our Antarctic ship tour, where he came face-to-face with wildlife in the region, returning to China with the message that the area...

Oil tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil on fire off China coast - Greenpeace...

Press release | 2018-01-08 at 15:49

Beijing, 8 January 2018 - In response to the collision of the Sanchi oil tanker and the cargo ship CF Crystal in the East China Sea on Sunday, Greenpeace expresses concern about the safety of the 32 missing crew members.

China has a big overfishing problem

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2017-11-06

China is catching an estimated four million tons of fish too young or small for human consumption every year, exacerbating the country’s over-fishing problem and potentially decimating fish stocks.   A new report by Greenpeace...

Almost one third of China’s annual fisheries catch is ‘trash’ fish - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-07-31 at 11:57

Beijing, 31 July 2017 - 4 million tons of China’s total annual domestic fisheries catch is comprised of so-called “trash” fish - fish too young or too small to be consumed by humans - a Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found. This accounts...

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