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Bycatch

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 12:04

Bycatch is widely recognised as one of the most serious environmental impacts of the destructive fishing methods used by modern commercial fisheries. In Taiwan, Greenpeace is campaigning against fish aggregating devices and long-line fishing.

New evidence shows Chinese, West African governments must reign in rogue fishing...

Press release | 2015-05-20 at 10:00

Beijing/Dakar, 20 May 2015 – At least 74 fishing vessels owned and operated by four Chinese Distant Water Fishing (DWF)companies have been exposed for fishing illegally in prohibited fishing grounds in West Africa and falsifying their gross...

Support for high seas protection grows stronger despite USA

Blog entry by Rachel Pearlin | 2014-06-24

This is my first time in New York, but neither the soaring temperatures, the rush nor the crowds seem to faze me, this is nothing compared to India! This is also my first time at a UN meeting, joining experts from all over the world as...

Defending our Pacific Ocean: The Rainbow Warrior arrives in Taiwan

Feature Story | 2011-01-06 at 7:00

Our legendary flagship kicks off the new year in Taiwan on the East Asia Oceans Defenders Voyage. This is also the Rainbow Warrior II's farewell voyage - if you live in Taiwan, come and see us!

Mister Splashy Pants the whale - you named him, now save him

Feature Story | 2007-12-17 at 7:00

Out of 11,000 submissions in our competition to name the humpback whales we were tracking on their migration to the Southern Ocean, we narrowed it down to the final 30. Over 150,000 people then voted for their favourite name.

Illegal trade and scientific whaling undermine whale protection in Korea

Press release | 2012-09-17 at 14:00

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 confronts Dongwon's destructive fishing in Korea

Press release | 2012-09-23 at 11:00

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...

Roadmap to recovery

Press release | 2006-03-22 at 7:00

The most accurate maps ever produced covering some of the Earth's most precious ecological treasures where launched today by Greenpeace at the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Brazil. The maps reveal that less than 10% of the world's land...

Greenpeace Calls for Justice to Whales to Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong

Press release | 2009-02-13 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists locked in wooden handcuffs with a painted whale express concerns to the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong today over illegal whaling by the Japanese in the Southern Ocean and hand a letter to the Consulate.

Face-saving declaration by the WTO fails to address the real impacts of free trade

Press release | 2005-12-18 at 7:00

In an outright rejection of the Ministerial Declaration issued at the culmination of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Sixth Ministerial, Greenpeace has termed the meeting a failure for environment and development. While the declaration allows...

The Rainbow Warrior's Farewell Visit to Hong Kong

Feature Story | 2011-01-21 at 7:00

Greenpeace has been creating positive changes in the world for the last 40 years, and throughout it all the Rainbow Warrior has been our brave companion. Now the Rainbow Warrior II is coming to Hong Kong on her final voyage – please join us in...

Global snapshot

Feature Story | 2006-03-22 at 7:00

What we've lost, what we have left and what we will loose if we don't act now. That is the message that the latest global maps of the planet's last intact forests and most vulnerable ocean areas tells us.

Japanese whaling will come to an end

Feature Story | 2011-01-30 at 7:00

Big changes inside Japan's whaling industry: a public apology from the powerful fisheries agency, demotions, and even the industry admits that public demand for whale meat is down. Junichi Sato sums up the latest developments in Greenpeace's...

Pirate fishing is a global scourge

Feature Story | 2008-10-05 at 11:58

Our oceans are being plundered by pirates. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – also known as "pirate fishing" - has become a global scourge. From international waters around the world, to the islands of the South Pacific and the coastal...

Activists charged for exposing whale meat scandal

Feature Story | 2008-07-14 at 11:58

Our Japanese activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki were charged with theft and trespass today by the prosecutor in Aomori after they exposed a major scandal around the embezzlement of whale meat from the Japanese government-sponsored Southern...

Is Japan secretly planning to build a new whaling ship?

Feature Story | 2007-12-14 at 15:45

All around the world, increasing numbers of people and governments are urging Japan to give up its whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Back in Japan however, there is evidence that plans are emerging to build a brand new...

Greenpeace and Palau bust pirates in Palau shark sanctuary

Press release | 2011-12-08 at 23:30

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...

Taiwan says: No more hot air on tuna conservation

Press release | 2012-03-09 at 9:00

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 accuses top Korean fishing company of unsustainable fishing practices

Press release | 2012-09-11 at 15:00

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...

Esperanza Save Our Oceans Ship Tour: Hong Kong Stop

Feature Story | 2012-09-12 at 11:43 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...

Disappearing Whales: Korea's Inconvenient Truth

Publication | 2012-09-19 at 14:00 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...

Greenpeace activists occupy Taiwan shipbuilding yard to protest overfishing

Press release | 2012-10-12 at 4:00

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...

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 20:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

Greenpeace exposes global wildlife trade pushing world’s rarest marine animal to...

Press release | 2015-05-27 at 13:35

Hong Kong, May 27, 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia undercover investigation has today exposed market players in a global and illegal trade in marine wildlife from Mexico to Hong Kong and China, which is driving the last 97 vaquitas – the world’s...

Africa's fisheries' paradise at a crossroads

Publication | 2015-05-20 at 10:00

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing practices, systematic fishing vessel tonnage fraud and the exportation of a destructive fisheries model.

Whale meat scandal: Many questions

Feature Story | 2008-07-21 at 10:36

Why would we believe the whaling industry when it says it is innocent? The institutions behind the Japanese whaling operation have apparently now investigated themselves and cleared themselves of any wrongdoing over the whale meat embezzlement...

Does Canon support shooting whales?

Feature Story | 2008-01-28 at 12:43

Here at Greenpeace, we support shooting whales... with cameras. But we're surprised to learn that Canon, the world's number one digital camera producer, isn't willing to condemn using harpoons -- despite their high-profile advertising and...

Turning Turtle

Feature Story | 2006-02-24 at 9:11

It’s a lot smaller than the Esperanza.  In fact, a few months ago the Sugayatri was just another dilapidated fishing boat.  But with a coat of rainbow-coloured paint and a giant wooden turtle mounted like a figurehead, it’s now the latest...

Greenpeace calls for a new start at WTO negotiations in Hong Kong

Press release | 2005-12-13 at 7:22

As delegates from around the world gather for the WTO Ministerial starting today, Greenpeace warned that free trade must not be prioritised over the interests of people and the environment. Greenpeace argues that the Hong Kong Ministerial can be...

Oceans defender Yu Fen Kao heads to court in Taiwan

Feature Story | 2011-11-09 at 14:00

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.

551 whales too many

Feature Story | 2008-04-15 at 9:43

After five months at sea, the Nisshin Maru arrives back in Japan having taken 551 whales from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, around half the original target but still 551 whales too many.

100% of Japanese taxpayers support whaling - they just don't know it

Feature Story | 2008-02-21 at 9:20

Every year the Japanese government spends $US 4.7 million of taxpayers' money to subsidise the whaling industry. Yet a new, Greenpeace commissioned, opinion poll reveals that 87 percent of the Japanese public are unaware of that fact.

Fake whale science from ship to shore

Feature Story | 2008-01-21 at 9:12

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza continues to prevent whaling as we shadow the Japanese fleet's factory ship, Nisshin Maru. Our crew today sent a message, direct from the Southern Ocean, linking the scandal of whaling to a host of other scandals...

Another day, another scandal surrounding the Japanese whaling industry

Feature Story | 2010-06-23 at 6:00

This week, both the Sunday Times and the BBC have followed up with detailed interviews with a new Greenpeace whistleblower, who has intimate knowledge of the backroom deals Japan has struck with African, Caribbean and Pacific Island nations.

Whaling on Trial

Feature Story | 2010-02-08 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, will go on trial in Japan on Feb 15 in an unprecedented court case. Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the “Tokyo Two”,were charged only for theft and trespass. But over the past two...

Rainbow Warrior crew takes action against illegal tuna fishing ship in Taiwan

Feature Story | 2011-01-24 at 7:00

Kaohsiung, Taiwan - A blacklisted tuna factory ship was blocked from leaving port today by Greenpeace climbers from the Rainbow Warrior. They locked themselves to the anchor chain while campaigners called on Taiwan's Fisheries Agency to...

Time's running out for tuna

Feature Story | 2008-04-25 at 6:00

Tuna stocks in the Pacific are running out due to overfishing from illegal and commercial fishing fleets.

Greenpeace frees ocean life from Pacific longliner

Feature Story | 2008-05-06 at 9:38

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza freed tuna, sharks, marlin and an endangered sea turtle from a Taiwanese longliner on Saturday. The vessel was fishing in the Pacific Commons, the international waters we want to see protected as a marine reserve.

Greenpeace confronts whaling fleet

Feature Story | 2008-01-14 at 8:38

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza has found Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The whaling fleet immediately took flight from the Esperanza, which is now in high-speed...

No justice for the Tokyo Two

Feature Story | 2010-09-06 at 6:00

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, exposed widespread corruption in Japan’s whaling programme. In return, they have been handed a one-year suspended prison sentence. Despite the harsh punishment, the two anti-whaling...

A Whale of a day

Feature Story | 2006-01-19 at 12:10

With all the action in the Southern Ocean, it's good to remember that people all over the world -- our ocean defenders -- are working hard to defend our oceans back here on solid ground (and in cyberspace). The 17th of January was a big day with...

Two of our activists are now on trial in

Image | 2010-03-11 at 15:48

Two of our activists are now on trial in Japan having acted in the public interest by exposing corruption inside the government funded whaling industry.

Greenpeace Japan whale campaign coordinator

Image | 2008-05-15 at 16:27

Greenpeace Japan whale campaign coordinator Junichi Sato weighs 23.5 kilograms of whale meat stolen by crewmembers of the Nisshin Maru whaling ship. The contents of the box were listed as "cardboard."

A young girl in Hong Kong helps to decorate

Image | 2010-06-09 at 15:09

A young girl in Hong Kong helps to decorate a banner calling for justice for the Tokyo Two and the whales.

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki

Image | 2010-06-09 at 6:00

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki,known as Tokyo 2, now is demanded a prison term of one year and six months for theft and trespass.

Consignment sheet detailing

Image | 2008-05-15 at 16:30

Consignment sheet detailing, in Japanese, the contents of a crewmembers' personal box offloaded from the whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru, containing 23.5 kilograms of stolen whale meat. The sheet lists the contents of the box as "cardboard."

Shareholders need to know the risks of investing in unsustainable fishery

Blog entry by Elsa Lee | 2014-03-21

Fishermen know that if they want fish for the future, they need to let small fish to grow into bigger ones. For a fishing company, the CEO should also know that in order to have his business survive in the long run, the company need to...

How can we avoid microbeads in Hong Kong?

Blog entry by Suki Yuen | 2016-10-08

Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia exposed how the microplastics found in some of our favourite makeup and personal care products are polluting our oceans. Every day in Hong Kong, 4.8 billion microplastics find their way...

2007 review

Feature Story | 2008-01-09 at 21:55

Like many of you around the world, we also like to take time at the beginning of the new year to look back at the one just passed, to toast its high points and to regret its lows, to take stock and to look forward to the possibilities and...

Ban all FADs, and ban them now!

Image | 2013-03-18 at 6:00

"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...

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