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Ocean Expeditions 2012

Publication | February 21, 2013 at 2:57

In 2012, the Rainbow Warrior undertook a 9-week expedition through the Indian Ocean's fishing grounds, and the Esperanza undertook a 3-week expedition in Pacific Commons Area 1 and the EEZ of Palau. Both expeditions documented fishing operations;...

Nauru calling for overhaul of Pacific fisheries following Greenpeace bust

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | September 18, 2015

Today Nauru became the third Pacific Island State to stand up for conservation and ban transshipping in its waters.  That’s a big stand for the smallest state in the South Pacific, especially in the face of significant pressure from...

What we saw – South Pacific albacore fishery

Blog entry by Rainbow Warrior crew | August 19, 2015

Our main work on this trip has been exploring the South Pacific albacore tuna fisheries. With less than 1% of fishing activity on longliners witnessed by independent observers in the region, it really is a fishery with very little...

Like longline ships passing in the night

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | August 29, 2015

The Korean longliner looked impressive from a distance. In the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean where you can go weeks without seeing anything but sea, the lights of the fishing vessel at night on the horizon were almost majestic. ...

Flying fish: From tuna boats to the Rainbow Warrior through the eyes of a heli pilot

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | September 14, 2015

Matt Stoios is a man who has seen the world from many different perspectives, but mostly from above. A good natured Aussie bloke from Melbourne, you can find the Rainbow Warrior helicopter pilot in the skies over the Pacific Ocean...

Shark identification, with a little help from our friends

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | September 22, 2015

Last week in the Pacific high seas, we busted a Taiwanese longliner fishing illegally . The case sent shock waves around the region and the tuna industry. Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency agreed to meet with our colleagues in Taiwan after...

An uncharted mountain

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | September 24, 2015

It’s often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the oceans, and we recently learned first hand how true that is. First mate Fernando was on the bridge early one morning. He works the...

7,400 miles later: What we found in the deep blue sea

Blog entry by Rainbow Warrior crew | September 24, 2015

It’s now been 60 days since the Rainbow Warrior set sail from Auckland, New Zealand, travelling far into the Pacific Ocean on a mission to expose why our tuna are going belly up.  In that time we’ve covered 7,400 miles of deep blue.

How I came to believe we need to Change Tuna

Blog entry by Lauren Reid | September 9, 2015

The moment we heard we were boarding our first fishing boat, I was so overwhelmed with excitement and nervousness that I nearly jumped straight off the Rainbow Warrior and into the sea – almost missing the inflatable altogether. I...

A bad kind of FAD: The fish magnet that’s not so sexy

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | September 4, 2015

To the untrained eye it looks like a rogue barrel, fallen overboard from a distant ship, bobbing along in the calm Pacific Ocean. Time and again we see odd objects floating past out here, things like mini cocktail umbrellas or...

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