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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The "longline" of suffering and destruction

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | November 20, 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 | September 10, 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 | September 2, 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...

Governments make slow progress on high seas protection but people’s wave of change is...

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | August 27, 2013

The UN meeting in New York discussing high seas protection ended last Friday without a splash for the oceans, but the wave of change generated by thousands of people around the world made an inspiring impact. The meeting in...

Greenpeace calls for tuna fishing nations to rescue Pacific tunas

Press release | August 26, 2013 at 8:54

Tokyo, 26 August 2013 - Greenpeace International warned the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission on Monday that time is running out to rescue Pacific bigeye tuna stocks and urged fishing nations to jointly reduce catches before it's...

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