2012 Oceans Press Releases


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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).

Have South Korea reversed on their plans to whale?

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 2012-07-27

You may remember a few weeks ago South Korea announced that they wished to begin a "scientific" whaling operation similar to that of Japan. We said at the time : Their claim that the minke whale population in the north Pacific has...

The perfect penguin day in Seoul

Image gallery | 2012-07-04

No fish, no future!

Image | 2012-03-26 at 14:27

Greenpeace activists project a huge image onto Taiwan's Fisheries Agency building in Kaohsiung, with text reading: "No Fish, No Future", and "Marine Reserves Now". The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza arrives in Kaohsiung to kick start a two week...

Taiwan to pay Palau $65,000 in shark hunting fines

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | 2012-02-20

It was recently announced that the Taiwanese government will pay Palau USD$65,000 for a shark finning infraction and both the ship and the ship's captain are banned from Palau's waters for one year. It was an important win for ocean...

Defender in court and of the oceans Yu Fen Kao found not guilty

Blog entry by Yu Fen Kao | 2012-02-13

It has been a whirlwind few months; I've met with industry officials, briefed academics, explained the oceans crisis to journalists and taken part in peaceful protests onboard the  Rainbow Warrior . Make no mistake: I am an activist,...

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