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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Illegal fishing: what happens at sea too often stays at sea

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 26 February, 2013 1 comment

The problem of illegal fishing is enormous and Greenpeace has been working hard to combat illegal fishing for many years, as we try to protect our oceans and ensure future generations have fish and fishing jobs.  We have sent ships...

Going Gangnam, Greenpeace Style

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | 19 December, 2012 21 comments

As Gangnam fever swept the globe, not even the Rainbow Warrior was able to escape the madness. So while sailing out in the Indian Ocean, working to document and expose unsustainable and illegal fishing practices, the crew decided to...

Needed: A real Constitution for the Oceans!

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 December, 2012 2 comments

There is nothing as relaxing to me as the sound of waves. (Real waves – not New Age CDs with wave sounds, mind you). But when I stand by the oceans these days, I can't relax entirely. I cannot but think of the wild west exploitation...

Tuna plunder to continue as governments fail to clamp down on overfishing – Greenpeace

Press release | 6 December, 2012 at 13:56

Manila, December 6, 2012 – Failing on their mandate to protect Pacific fish populations, governments of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) allowed on Thursday the continued plunder of the region's declining bigeye tuna...

A day to celebrate – South Korea abandons 'scientific' whaling plan

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 4 December, 2012 26 comments

It’s been a turbulent five months for the future of whales in South Korea after the Seoul government made a shock statement in July at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Panama,...

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