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Disappearing Whales: Korea's Inconvenient Truth

Publication | 2012-09-19 at 16:00 1 comment

As a party to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), South Korea has banned whaling since 1986 and neither scientific whaling nor subsistence whaling is practiced. Domestic sales of whale products, however, are allowed if the whale is...

The Esperanza kicks off her tour in South Korea

Image | 2012-09-17 at 8:30

Traditional Korean dancers perform a good luck dance as a part of a send-off for the crew of the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, which has since set sail for the east coast of the Republic of Korea. The tour will be highlighting the problems of...

One Fijian man's message to a mighty Korean fishing power

Blog entry by Sevu Nasalasala | 2012-09-14

Sevu Nasalasala, a volunteer from Fiji, participates in a heated action against Dongwon. Usually you volunteer because you a a firm believer in the cause, but in my case, I volunteered for Greenpeace out of curiosity. I had no idea...

Standing up to Dongwon, Korea's number one ocean plunderer

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow | 2012-09-13

Although I have an Asian face, I am not a Korean and I can't speak the language. But in the past few days the only sentence in my mind is: "Greenpeace neun hankuk chamchi op che Dongwon e sak sul i oe oepeul jung dan hal geosl chuk...

Esperanza Save Our Oceans Ship Tour: Hong Kong Stop

Feature Story | 2012-09-12 at 13:43 1 comment

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is currently touring Asia to raise awareness of the major threats to the health of our oceans. Over-fishing is threatening our oceans, with around 80% of fish being caught by state-of-the-art, environmentally...

Help us find our missing Brother Tuna!

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-09-12

Meet Brother Tuna, a very cute, but slightly terrified little tuna fish wandering the streets and subways of Taipei, Taiwan. If you spot Brother Tuna we want you to let our campaigners know , and snap a pic to share on your social...

How to truly serve the shark

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-08-28 1 comment

Shark fin soup. It's the Louis Vuitton of Chinese dishes. A chewy meat, with virtually no taste, shark fin has, for centuries stood as a marker of affluence and power on Chinese dining tables. It symbolizes wealth and prestige in a...

Flying fish at Tuna Commission meeting

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping | 2012-08-16

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on August 10, 2012. Today, I am sitting in a big event hall in the Busan Lotte Hotel, attending the 8th Scientific Committee meeting of the Pacific Tuna Commission (WCPFC SC8).

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