2012 Oceans Press Releases

 

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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,...

Projection at Sajo Industries in Busan

Image | 2012-01-30 at 15:00

In 2011, Greenpeace activists projected an animation which read "Ministry of Fisheries Be A Responsible Player" in Korean, showing the trail of Pacific tuna destruction onto the offices of Sajo Industries in Busan, South Korea. The animation...

"Porsche of the Sea" in trouble: Taiwan must save the world's tuna

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-25 1 comment

It was a passion to protect our oceans and the fish that sustain many millions of people that impelled us to open an office in Taipei 2010. Taiwan sits at the edge of the Pacific Ocean where the bulk of the world's fish stocks live.

Taiwan must reduce 50% of tuna fishing effort in the Western and Central Pacific

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-20

Taiwan is the largest distant water fishing power in the Western and Central Pacific, where 60% of the world's tuna come from . However tuna populations in the region are facing an overfishing crisis. Among the four species of...

Oceans defender Yu Fen Kao tell us why she loves her job

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-06

At the beginning of this 2011, Greenpeace reported that the MV Lung Yuin, a 3,431 ton flag of convenience refrigerated fish carrier ship, was in breach of Taiwan's flag of convenience ordinance. The Lung Yuin has a murky past and has...

Marine Reserves Human Banner in Taiwan

Image | 2011-12-28 at 14:14

In 2011 more than 100 hundred volunteers participated in a Greenpeace-organized human art activity. They composed the words "Marine Reserves Now" in Chinese on Baisha beach, Kenting National Park, Taiwan. Greenpeace is campaigning for Taiwanese...

Oceans defender Yu Fen Kao heads to court in Taiwan

Feature Story | 2011-11-09 at 17:00

Yu Fen Kao in Taiwan is a passionate oceans campaigners who has recently been involved in a court case following a peaceful protest conducted when the Rainbow Warrior was last in Taiwan this year. Here's her story.

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