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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Best opportunity for the creation of world’s largest marine reserves

Blog entry by Richard Page | 11 July, 2013

Once again I am attending a meeting of the strangely named CCAMLR (the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), the organisation responsible for looking after the icy waters that surround Antarctica. ...

Japan objects to the protection of sharks - again

Blog entry by Wakao Hanaoka | 14 June, 2013 1 comment

The Japanese government has objected to a decision by CITES, the convention regulating the international trade of wild plants and animals, to regulate the trade of five shark species – including hammerhead, oceanic whitetips and...

Defending Indonesia’s seas and fishermen's livelihoods

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 31 May, 2013

This month has seen a myriad of oceans activities in Indonesia - Greenpeace’s newest campaign to defend our oceans. Our flagship the Rainbow Warrior has been documenting underwater life and fishing activities in the Banda sea as part...

Greenpeace welcomes Sealord’s promise to end destructive tuna fishing

Press release | 29 May, 2013 at 12:44

Auckland, May 29, 2013 – Greenpeace has today applauded a decision from New Zealand fishing brand Sealord to remove a destructing fishing method from its supply chain of canned skipjack tuna by early 2014 and urged the wider industry to follow suit.

Turtle Recall (World Turtle Day)

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 23 May, 2013 7 comments

Every day is Turtle Day when you're an ocean campaigner… When I heard it was World Turtle Day , I hatched a plan. I know that to an international audience 'turtle' covers a multitude of reptile species, but rather than getting all...

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