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Pacific Pirates busted by Activists

Feature story | May 11, 2008 at 18:00

We caught an illegal tuna purse seiner (Queen Evelyn 168) in the Pacific Commons yesterday. This Philippines-flagged vessel was close to the transfer of tuna between her sister vessel and a refrigerated mothership. It was likely that the transfer...

Pacific islands act to save tuna

Feature story | May 21, 2008 at 14:11

Finally, some good news for tuna stocks and a first step towards protecting the Pacific Commons for future generations! Eight Pacific island countries have taken the most significant action ever to combat overfishing in the region.

Greenpeace frees ocean life from Pacific longliner

Feature story | May 5, 2008 at 18:00

The Esperanza freed tuna, sharks, marlin and an endangered sea turtle from a Taiwanese longliner on Saturday. The vessel was fishing in the Pacific Commons, the international waters we want to see protected as a marine reserve.

Greenpeace fights to protect the Pacific Commons

Feature story | April 17, 2008 at 18:00

Greenpeace activists were on international waters to bear witness to fishing practices that are threatening to drive the tuna fisheries in the South Pacific to near collapse. In just one day of patrolling international waters, activists...


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Hope for Pacific oceans, Pacific people, Pacific lives

Blog by Duncan Williams, Greenpeace Australia Pacific | October 19, 2011 1 comment

© Paul Hilton/Greenpeace As a Pacific Islander onboard the Greenpeace vessel Esperanza (Spanish for Hope), I cannot help but feel that there is hope despite the plight facing our magnificent Pacific Ocean. This vast ...

Chicken of the Sea: Destructive Fishing and Outsourcing US Jobs

Blog by chris eaton | September 20, 2011

Watch US Congressman for American Samoa Eni Faleomavaeg's discuss the destruction of the ocean and outsourcing of jobs by tuna industry giant Chicken of the Sea. Just last week, Greenpeace’s ship the Esperanza was in...

Catching pirates from the sky

Blog by Joan Meris, Greenpeace Phillipines | December 7, 2011

Pirates, in my imagination, are valiant seafarers in search of richness and glory in the high seas. In the olden days, they where regarded with fear and loathing for tales run wild of ghastly misdemeanors.  They rob, hijack and loot...

Greenpeace and Palau bust pirates in Palau shark sanctuary

Blog by Greenpeace Australia | December 9, 2011

Wednesday, during our joint enforcement exercise with the Palauan authorities, we discovered a suspected illegal operation on board a long liner in Palau’s Exclusive Economic Zone The Taiwanese vessel...

FADs - scourge of the sea

Blog by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | November 28, 2011

Fish Aggregation Devices are the scourge of the seas, floating death traps for fish, sharks, rays and turtles. But what is a FAD, and why are they used? The majority of canned tuna worldwide is...

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