Rainbow Warrior Tales - Karli Thomas

Video | 2010-11-25

In August 2006, during a campaign to highlight the overfishing of tuna in the Mediterranean, the Rainbow Warrior was headed for the port of Marseille in France, where the onboard campaign team planned to hold workshops on marine reserves. On arrival, the ship was blocked from entering the port by a fleet of tuna seiners – an act that catapulted the tuna issue into world headlines. Oceans Campaigner Karli Thomas, who was on board the Rainbow Warrior at the time, takes up the story:

In August 2006, during a campaign to highlight the overfishing of tuna in the Mediterranean, the Rainbow Warrior was headed for the port of Marseille in France, where the onboard campaign team planned to hold workshops on marine reserves. On arrival, the ship was blocked from entering the port by a fleet of tuna seiners – an act that catapulted the tuna issue into world headlines. Oceans Campaigner Karli Thomas, who was on board the Rainbow Warrior at the time, takes up the story.

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