Taking action against Pacific ocean destruction in Taiwan

24 January 2011 - Taiwan. Activists from the Rainbow Warrior prevented the departure of a Pacific-bound fish carrier, MV Lung Yuin, in Taiwan. They chained themselves to the ship's anchor chain and called on Taiwan's Fisheries Agency to investigate the ship’s owners, who are in apparent breach of Taiwan’s laws. Read more...

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Defending our Pacific - East Asian Tour

The Rainbow Warrior II, is visiting Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea as part of the international Greenpeace campaign to defend the Pacific. A truly global ocean, the Pacific provides millions with food, jobs and a future. The once tuna-rich Pacific is now under serious threat by years of overfishing. The future of marine life and those reliant on the Pacific now hangs in the balance.

This trend can be reversed by reducing fishing effort and capacity - creating marine reserves and stoping the use of our oceans as a waste dump. There is an opportunity to expand the protection of the Pacific Ocean by building on the current protection of international waters - turning them into fully protected marine reserves.

You can help defend the Pacific by writing to one of the big companies responsible for selling tuna from this region - Princes.

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Cracking down on illegal and destructive fishing

Blog entry by Celia Ojeda Martinez and Ariana Densham | 18 March, 2015 2 comments

Between  €9 - €23bn worldwide is lost every year to illegal fishing , much of it driven by organized crime. Before legislation came into force in 2011, an estimated €1.1bn worth of illegal fishing products was imported into the EU. ...

Brand new purse seiner raises alarm

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | 11 March, 2015 1 comment

With tuna stocks in trouble and too many fishing boats chasing what's left, reports of new vessels are a cause for alarm. The global fishing fleet is estimated to be two and a half times the size needed to sustainably fish our oceans,...

Krill-gotten gains to fund Antarctic research

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 25 February, 2015 2 comments

Scientific research and conservation need more cash. That's sadly usually true. It's especially the case in the Antarctic where research is expensive but absolutely essential given the massive environmental changes happening there. ...

Why Europe's low impact fishermen should get more quota

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen | 27 January, 2015 2 comments

During the last five years, hundreds of thousands of you joined us in calling on Europe's politicians to both protect our seas from overfishing and to create new laws that support fair and sustainable fishing. And together, we did...

High seas robbery

Blog entry by Karli Thomas, Elvira Jiménez | 16 January, 2015 8 comments

Finding illegal fishing vessels in the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean – over 20 million square kilometers of deep, rough and icy waters – sounds like a near impossible task. But it turns out that finding them is the easy part,...

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