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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Oleg Naydenov arrest shows flag States need to better control their fleets

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 9 January, 2014

In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen reported a rapid and significant increase in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29...

Enough is enough; we need to reclaim our seas and fisheries now

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | 3 December, 2013

The Western and Central Pacific is the world's largest tuna fishery , with millions of people depending on it for food and their livelihoods. It is also an economic lifeline for many of our region's small island states. But there is...

The "longline" of suffering and destruction

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 20 November, 2013 1 comment

Tuna longline fisheries are one of the most scandalous fishing businesses on the planet, operating mostly out of sight and out of control. Longlining is the fishing method that catches the big valuable tunas aimed at fulfilling the...

West African communities rally against monster boats

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | 10 September, 2013

Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris mega trawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their...

Not here, not anywhere

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | 2 September, 2013

It’s been a year since Greenpeace in Australia took action against the Margiris super trawler and to mark the anniversary – admittedly coincidentally – Greenpeace activists in Chile protested against the presence of the monster boat...

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