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.

The latest updates

 

China Tuna Industry officially withdraws Hong Kong IPO application

Press release | 2014-12-10 at 21:29

Hong Kong 10 Dec 2014 – The China Tuna Industry Group (CTI) Holding Limited has officially withdrawn its IPO application from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx). In September, Greenpeace found that CTI had understated the environmental and...

Deutsche Bank under pressure as Chinese Government joins Greenpeace, condemning...

Press release | 2014-10-16 at 20:13

Hong Kong, 16 October 2014 – The Chinese government has criticized as “misleading” a bungled initial public offering (IPO) that Deutsche Bank organised for one of China’s largest tuna longline companies. The IPO has been suspended after...

INVESTING TO EXPAND FISHING FOR DEPLETED STOCKS, A BAD BUSINESS, SAYS GREENPEACE

Press release | 2014-09-19 at 12:00

Hong Kong 16 Sept 2014 – Greenpeace exposes today that the China Tuna Industry Group (CTI) Holding Limited, which is planning for public listing on the Hong Kong stock market imminently, understates the environmental and sustainability risks of...

Support for high seas protection grows stronger despite USA

Blog entry by Rachel Pearlin | 2014-06-24

This is my first time in New York, but neither the soaring temperatures, the rush nor the crowds seem to faze me, this is nothing compared to India! This is also my first time at a UN meeting, joining experts from all over the world as...

Let's protect the Antarctic Ocean

Image | 2014-04-21 at 6:00

The oceans around Antarctica are the only oceans on this earth still relatively untouched by human activity. They are home to almost 10,000 unique and diverse species, many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. But today the...

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