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  • Tears for the tuna

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - December 14, 2010 at 11:49


    A Yellowfin tuna lies on the ground in Honiara's market. The feet of a local child are seen alongside. © Greenpeace / Paul Hilton

    Last week's meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission ended as a sad day for the tuna, for the wh... Read more >

  • Cancun wrap up: We’re kicked out, a deal is made and Adrian Macey scores a new job

    Blogpost by Jessie Dennis - December 14, 2010 at 9:45

    In Cancun this morning there is a collective feeling similar to a hangover after an epic night out. Everyone is sharing juicy stories, some of us are still trying to figure out exactly what happened last night, some are elated, some are dismayed and e... Read more >

  • 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 >

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