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New South Korean fisheries law a good first step to curb illegal fishing

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 20:00

In response to news that the Korean National Assembly has amended its fisheries law to help curb illegal fishing (1), Greenpeace East Asia oceans campaigner Jiehyun Park made the below statement.

Greenpeace paints 'illegal' on South Korean ship Premier in Mauritian port protest

Press release | 2013-04-21 at 9:00

Port Louis, Mauritius, April 21, 2013 – Seven Greenpeace International activists peacefully demonstrated in a Mauritian port on Sunday against a South Korean vessel accused of unlawful fishing in West African waters, demanding the Seoul...

Fishing industry scandals threaten South Korea's international fish trade

Press release | 2013-04-11 at 9:00

Seoul, April 11, 2013 – Illegal fishing scandals and human rights abuses linked to South Korea’s fishing industry have earned the country a bad reputation that is jeopardising its fish trade with the US and the EU, Greenpeace East Asia said.

Greenpeace activists occupy Taiwan shipbuilding yard to protest overfishing

Press release | 2012-10-12 at 7:00

Kaoshiung, Taiwan, October 12, 2012 – Ten Greenpeace activists occupied the largest shipbuilding yard in Taiwan on Friday, accusing the Taiwanese government of undermining international fishing agreements set up to combat the global overfishing...

Greenpeace confronts Dongwon's destructive fishing in Korea

Press release | 2012-09-23 at 13:00

Yeosu, South Korea, 23 September 2012 — Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today occupied the dry dock where one of Dongwon's purse seine ships, MV Granada, is being repaired. The activists closed the dock with a large banner saying...

Illegal trade and scientific whaling undermine whale protection in Korea

Press release | 2012-09-17 at 16:00

Seoul, 17 September 2012 — Greenpeace today urged the Korean government to ensure protection of whales in Korean waters and totally abandon further plans to reconsider scientific whaling in 2013, after backtracking from it this year due to strong...

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...

Taiwan says: No more hot air on tuna conservation

Press release | 2012-03-09 at 12:00

Taipei, March 3, 2012 – Greenpeace flew its famous hot air balloon over Taipei for the first time to urge the Taiwanese Fisheries Agency and other Asian fishing powers to protect the Pacific and its valuable tuna populations in the upcoming...

Greenpeace and Palau bust pirates in Palau shark sanctuary

Press release | 2011-12-09 at 2:30

Palau - Palauan fisheries officials have boarded and detained a Taiwanese fishing vessel suspected of illegal fishing activities during a joint patrol with Greenpeace of the Pacific Island nation's exclusive economic zone. The Greenpeace ship...

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