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Korea's Dongwon industries faces criminal charges in Africa

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 2013-03-19

We know that the industrial fishing industry can often skirt the law in search of profits. In my decade of campaigning to rescue our oceans, I have seen dozens of ships fishing illegally , seen fish hidden in the inner bowels of...

Ban all FADs, and ban them now!

Image | 2013-03-18 at 9:00

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Martin Luther King. Our oceans need defending. The use of fish aggregating devices (FAD) in destructive purse seine fishing is destroying the health of the oceans and...

Tourists in Taiwan enjoying the ocean

Image | 2013-02-04 at 6:00

Tourists are seen at the main holiday site of 'Flower Vase' rock in Xiao Liu Qiu, Taiwan. Taken as part of the East Asian Ocean Defender's Tour which covers Palau's waters as well as the Pacific commons, where Greenpeace is calling for a marine...

Tuna mascots at Korean embassy in Manila

Image | 2013-01-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as 'Tuna Mascots' visit the Korean Embassy, seeking the country's support for tuna conservation at global summit on Pacific Tuna Fisheries. The activists hold banners reading "Korea help end overfishing". Greenpeace...

Taiwan's fearless oceans defender Yu Fen Kao

Image | 2013-01-14 at 6:30

Greenpeace Taiwan oceans campaigner Yu Fen Kao is seen at Dong Gang Wholesale fish market, Dong Gang, Kaohsiung. Taken during last year's Esperanza ship tour, the tour was designed to highlight the problems of overfishing and raise awareness...

Ban the FAD Banner in Palau

Image | 2013-01-07 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists hold a banner under an illegally deployed fish aggregating device (FAD) in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Palau. Two FADs were confiscated by Greenpeace in conjunction with law enforcement officers from the...

A day to celebrate – South Korea abandons 'scientific' whaling plan

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 2012-12-05

It’s been a turbulent five months for the future of whales in South Korea after the Seoul government made a shock statement in July at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Panama, announcing that it was planning a...

Time is running out for tuna

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping | 2012-11-22

Sailing with the ship, flying with a helicopter, diving in the middle of the sea, I am on the journey of defending the Pacific Ocean . I am born and raised in Hong Kong, a city built on the oceans through trade, fishing, and famous...

There's no future in overfishing

Image | 2012-11-19 at 5:00

Two Greenpeace activists carry a banner reading "There's no future in over-fishing" in the hold of the ship 'Heng Xing 1'. The Cambodian flagged vessel was found in an area of international waters near the exclusive economic zone of Indonesia,...

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