The Rainbow Warrior is coming to Taiwan in January 2011 to campaign on fisheries and the protection of the marine environment in East Asia.
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.
Tomorrow is a huge day for my country, the Cook Islands, where people are coming together to stop a type of fishing that catches way too many tuna.
Purse seine fishing uses massive nets which catch everything in their path. They're...
When we trust a bank with our savings and investments, we assume the bank will do only "good" with our hard-earned cash. Yet throughout Europe, and the world, major banks have ploughed massive amounts of money into unsustainable...
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.
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,...
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.
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The Rainbow Warrior is on a tour of East Asia - highlighting the urgent need to protect ocean life in the Pacific from destructive industrial fishing fleets and create marine reserves - areas of ocean off-limits to fishing and other industrial activities. Greenpeace East Asia has joined with local Taiwanese groups to call attention to the plight of our last tuna stocks and urge the Taiwanese government to support efforts to defend our oceans and better regulate its tuna fleet - one of the world’s largest.
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