Defending our Pacific: Greenpeace at the Pacific Tuna Commission meeting 2012

8th meeting of the WCPFC: 26-30 March 2012 Guam

Publication - 19 March, 2012
Greenpeace is campaigning to transform the global fishing industry and for a global network of marine reserves covering 40% of the world's oceans. The Western and Central Pacific Ocean is where roughly 60% of the world's tuna comes from. Tuna is key for the Pacific region's food security and economic prosperity. Greenpeace will be in Guam for the WCPFC advocating for the changes necessary to deliver future generations ample tuna, viable tuna industries and healthy, living oceans.

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Greenpeace publications

Greenpeace has been working to transform the global tuna marketplace, giving voice to the consumers who want responsibly-sourced tuna and the Pacific nations working to maintain tuna supplies. Read about our work to change the world's tuna here.

Greenpeace's briefing for the WCPFC meeting in Guam can be found here.

If we want healthy oceans tomorrow, we need marine reserves today. Read about the work that Greenpeace is doing to bring together the many voices that support rescuing the Pacific and stand against its plunder.

For years, Greenpeace has been working to create advocates for our oceans. Read about our decades of work to create champions for the waters covering 70% of the earth's surface.

Illegal, unreported and unregistered fishing activities have been putting our oceans and the people dependent on them for food and jobs at risk. Greenpeace regularly compiles details of pirate fishing activities. Read more about the blacklist of fishing vessels here.

In the final months of 2011, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza patrolled the Pacific and took action to stop destructive fishing. Read the results of the ship tour here.


Greenpeace Pacific stories

Italian giant Mareblu abandons the most destructive fishing practices when catching tuna for its cans.

USA retailer Safeway recently committed to change the way it gets its tuna.

Australian/New Zealand brand Greenseas recently went greener by dropping FAD-caught tuna..

European tuna giant Princes joined with Greenpeace to create a better tuna sourcing policy.

Last year, a tuna fishing whistleblower stepped forward to tell the truth about what he saw while fishing on boats in the Pacific. This is his story:

Duncan Williams, Greenpeace Australia-Pacific's oceans campaigner discusses how the Pacific region needs urgent political action to save the tuna it needs to survive.

Sari Tolvanen from Greenpeace International gives an overview of Greenpeace's work to transform the global tuna marketplace.

Greenpeace New Zealand's Karli Thomas talks about the history of Pacific solidarity, needed to rescue the region's tuna.

Lagi Toribau, Greenpeace Australia Pacific's oceans team leader sheds light on how Greenpeace defends the Pacific while at sea