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  • Fishing for Independence at the Pacific Tuna Summit

    Blogpost by Duncan Williams - December 13, 2010 at 12:19


    Fishermen using the sustainable "pole and line" fishing method to catch skipjack tuna

    It was a huge disappointment to see industrial fishing nations beat down small Pacific island countries today- the nations struggling to save tuna- a fish they n... Read more >

  • Cancun wrap up

    Blogpost by Jessie Dennis - December 12, 2010 at 7:49

    I wish I had some positive news for you. I really do. But unfortunately, as the final hours of these negotiations close in, a sense of sombre resignation is beginning to fill the halls of the Moon Palace.

    As of last night, informal meetings were stil... Read more >

  • Pacific Islands Pushing the Envelope on Tuna Conservation

    Blogpost by Duncan Williams - December 11, 2010 at 0:17

    Greenpeace Australia Pacific Oceans Campaigner, Duncan Williams, reports from Hawaii

    Right now, Honolulu is host to the annual meeting of the Western and Central Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) – the international body responsible for managing and conse...

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  • Supermarkets Want Responsibly-Caught Tuna. Can the Pacific Provide?

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - December 10, 2010 at 9:47

    Sari "Blondfin" Tolvanen, coordinator of Greenpeace's campaign to defend the Pacific Ocean.

    Retailers have a major role in protecting the world’s oceans - they sell the majority of the world’s caught fish to the public. One might think that they wo... Read more >

  • Over a million EU citizens finally have their say on GM crops

    Blogpost by Myrto - December 10, 2010 at 7:38

    The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to John Dali - EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. Over a million signatures surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art.

    Can you imagine how it feels to cross the ... Read more >

  • "Dear Bluefin..."

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - December 9, 2010 at 16:56

    Normally when you email someone at the Ministry of Fisheries it's an email address like  but for the submissions on the Ministry's latest proposal they've asked us to send them to .

    One thing I'm quite ... Read more >

  • Pacific Tuna Hang in the Balance with Greenpeace Pushing on the Scales

    Blogpost by Phil Kline - December 8, 2010 at 15:36

    Pacific Tuna Team

    Last week, a global team of Greenpeace campaigners arrived in Honolulu to attend the 7th annual meeting of the western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting.

    The WCPFC is the international treaty body that manages the tuna fisheries fro... Read more >

  • USA: Step Up at Tuna Summit in Honolulu!

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - December 8, 2010 at 10:18

    Greenpeace activists hang a banner from Honolulu's iconic Aloha Tower the day before the Pacific Tuna Summit began, urging the Tuna Commission to save tuna. For the Pacific region and its people, no fish means no future.

    I am in beautiful Hawaii, o... Read more >

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