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  • More fish in the sea

    Blogpost by Duncan Williams - November 18, 2013 at 13:22

    Our Pacific oceans campaign is focused on ensuring sustainable and equitable fishing in the Pacific.

    ©Paul Hilton/Greenpeace

     

    Fishing in the pacific is, quite simply put, unfair. Pacific island countries receive a paltry 5-6% of the value of the catch as access fees, from a sector that makes around $US 7 billion dollars annually.

    The recent meetings of the technical scientific committees of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) revealed a very worrying picture of the Pacific’s tuna fishery. A fishery that our small island economies are dependent on. Not only is fishing inequitable; it is becoming grossly unsustainable!

    The region's bigeye tuna is being overfished and is on the decline as industrial fishing both in the purse seine and longline sectors go on unr... Read more >

  • We’re very close to the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko want to drill, around 110 nautical miles off the west coast of New Zealand. November’s warming sun in our eyes, the stinging salt water on our faces and the whiff of sun cream in our noses say that summer’s on the way.

    But today I can pretty much only think of the cold cells in St Petersburg that hold our friends. The Arctic 30 have been imprisoned by the Russian authorities for nearly two months now. And today we heard that the prosecutor is asking for a further three months while they carry on their investigations.