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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Taking action against Pacific ocean destruction in Taiwan
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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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Confronting South Korea’s largest tuna company

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow, Greenpeace East Asia | 12 September, 2012 1 comment

I am from Hong Kong and I live here in South Korea. I can’t speak the language, but in the past few days the only sentence on my mind was:   "Greenpeace neun hankuk chamchi op che Dongwon e sak sul i oe oepeul jung dan hal geosl...

People power wins: super trawler banned

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 12 September, 2012 2 comments

In a huge victory against the plunder of our oceans, the Australian Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced new laws that will ban the Margiris super trawler , now known as the Abel Tasman, from operating in Australian...

Something worth dancing about

Blog entry by Mike Baillie, Greenpeace Africa | 23 August, 2012 4 comments

A heart-warming David and Goliath-type story from our oceans campaign in West Africa (with a happy ending). The local fishing community in Thiaroye, Dakar, now really has a reason to dance. Since the new Senegalese government took...

A shared vision with UK fishermen to ensure a future for fishing

Blog entry by Alicia Craw, Greenpeace UK | 8 August, 2012

This year, as we've been working closely with UK small scale fishermen, one thing has become abundantly clear: the EU Common Fisheries Policy, or CFP, is not working. Full stop. It's not working for fishermen in the communities...

US on Rio Earth Summit oceans rescue plan: “no we won’t!”

Blog entry by Nathalie Rey | 15 June, 2012

Day two of the negotiating sessions for this once in a decade meeting on sustainable development, and we seem to be drifting even further away from in the future we want here at Rio+20 . Progress to agree final outcomes continues to...

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