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Defending Our Oceans

Hub | December 11, 2009 at 18:06

According to the United Nations, over 75 percent of the world's fisheries are fully exploited, over exploited or significantly depleted. Some species have already been fished to commercial extinction; many more are on the verge.

How Africa is feeding Europe

Publication | September 30, 2010 at 10:00

Many of Europe's fishing fleets have the capacity to fish two to three times more than the sustainable level. This overcapacity has led to the current dire state of European fisheries. In European waters, the level of overfishing is higher than...

Oceans Advocates

Feature story | October 28, 2010 at 15:34

West African nations, like Mauritania and Senegal, have some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. However these reserves are being rapidly depleted by unsustainable fishing practices, often by foreign fishing fleets.

Greenpeace Stops Scandal-Ridden Tuna Carrier Ship

Feature story | January 24, 2011 at 10:50

Activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior have prevented the departure of fish carrier MV Lung Yuin, demanding that Taiwan's Fisheries Agency (FA) properly investigate and as appropriate, prosecute the ship’s owners, who are in...

From Taiwan to tinned tuna: The many steps to saving our oceans

Blog entry by Steve Smith | January 26, 2011

When you hear about Greenpeace taking action against shady fishing vessels, you may not think that fishing in Taiwan really impacts you. Well, it’s not true. Our planet is covered in ocean- 70% of the Earth is covered in water.

African Voices Tour Diary, part 1

Blog entry by Oumy Sene | April 11, 2011

What is the African Voices Tour? As European waters have become increasingly overfished, massive European fishing vessels have moved into West African waters to continue their fishing for European markets. For local fishermen in...

The Oceans Issue

Publication | September 14, 2011 at 9:50

The latest issue of our supporter newsletter, The Oceans Issue, has just been sent out to our supporters. You can download a copy below.

West African Fisheries Decline Steeply as Government Fails to Act

Blog entry by Monica Davies | September 22, 2011

The traditional Senegalese delicacy leads the way in the decline of West African fish population while local government gives fisheries no respite. The Senegalese Maritime Economy Ministry has failed to save its country’s...

Empty Nets, Empty Future

Feature story | September 28, 2011 at 13:34

Our new report shows how overfishing and climate change are taking their toll on West African seas.

The Tuna Industry's Wasteful Practices Revealed in Shocking New Video

Blog entry by Monica Davies | November 17, 2011

Greenpeace has again shed light on the careless and wasteful fishing practices that are rife throughout our oceans with the release of shocking new video footage, captured by a tuna industry whistleblower. The video footage that...

Pirates Of The Pacific

Image gallery | November 25, 2011

Over 6,000 Senegalese fishermen challenge politicians to put communities first

Press release | January 19, 2012 at 13:55

Dakar, January 19, 2012 – Today, the “My voice, my future” caravan organized by Greenpeace and small-scale fishing communities ended with a call on Senegalese politicians to take into account their concerns over the depletion of fish stocks and...

6000 Senegalese Fishermen tell their Government, "Make Fishing a Priority Now!"

Feature story | January 24, 2012 at 10:18

We asked Senegalese fishermen what they want their government to do for the local fishing industry. Instead of one answer, we received a shout, a cry, a unanimous chorus – “Make sustainable fishing a priority!”

Too many boats catching too few fish

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | February 1, 2012

It is no secret that Europe’s seas, once teeming with life, are now unable to provide fish for all its citizens. EU governments and the fishing industry have known for decades that they catch more than their seas can provide, so much...

EU Supertrawler Prevented From Plundering The Oceans

Image | February 1, 2012 at 14:26

Greenpeace activists prevent one of Europe's largest fishing vessels, the 'Maartje Theadora' from leaving port. The activists secure the 140 meters long vessel to its mooring site with a cable. A banner placed on the ship reads "EU Stop...

Greenpeace and Senegalese fishermen unite to tackle overfishing

Feature story | February 16, 2012 at 9:00

One of our ships, the Arctic Sunrise, has just arrived in Dakar. It was welcomed by more than fifty local fishermen, eager to tackle the problem of overfishing in their waters.

Greenpeace and Senegalese fishermen cooperate to tackle overfishing

Press release | February 16, 2012 at 13:55

Dakar, 16th February 2012. Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, has docked today at the port of Dakar, where they were welcomed by more fifty artisanal fishermen with their traditional pirogues. In the coming weeks the Arctic Sunrise will sail the...

Greenpeace exposes another foreign super trawler in Senegalese waters

Press release | February 20, 2012 at 13:55

Dakar, 20th February, 2012- Today Greenpeace protested against foreign overfishing in Senegalese waters. Activists from Europe and Africa confronted a Lithuanian-flagged super pelagic trawler, the“Irivinga” and unveiled a banner reading “Stop...

“No” to the selling of Africa’s future

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | February 23, 2012

As Senegalese presidential hopefuls battle it out ahead of the upcoming elections, Greenpeace and community fishermen are calling on them to make African fisheries – and the many livelihoods that depend on them – a priority. ...

Stop Fishing Away Africa's Future

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula, onboard the Arctic Sunrise | March 1, 2012

On the bridge of the Arctic Sunrise, it is not hard to see what the problem in West African waters is. On the radar, within a range of 20 nautical miles, I see the little blips of nine super trawlers. They are fishing the West...

Greenpeace protests against EU subsidised plunder of West African Waters

Feature story | March 2, 2012 at 16:53

Today, activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise protested against European overfishing in Mauritanian waters. The activists attached symbolic giant Euro bank notes and a banner saying “Stop EU Subsidised Plunder” on the hull of the...

From the Front lines: Activists Expose Overfishing

Video | March 7, 2012 at 11:28

The video here is rough footage from a recent action on a Russian trawler that was found fishing illegally. Activists paint the words “plunder” on the side of the boat, and pull off a plastic cover being used to hide the ship’s name while it...

Protesting The Plunder of Africa's Future

Image gallery | March 14, 2012

Senegal’s new president says No! to the plunder of Africa’s waters

Blog entry by Monica Davies | April 4, 2012

You’ve no doubt seen our campaign for fairer fishing in West Africa. You’ve hopefully watched the videos showing the impact overfishing is having on human lives in Senegal, and how foreign fishing fleets are to blame. You’ve...

Foreign vessels sucking the life from Africa’s fisheries

Feature story | April 10, 2012 at 11:50

As West African leaders becoming increasingly outspoken about overfishing, we are continuing our protest against European factory trawlers that are emptying seas and putting the future of local coastal communities at risk.

Senegal cancels fishing licenses for 29 foreign trawlers: our congratulations to the...

Feature story | May 4, 2012 at 12:50

An open letter of congratulations to the Senegalese Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, from Greenpeace Africa.

Victory in Senegal!

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | May 7, 2012

After the removal of AFP (Association of Pelagic Freezer Ships) boats from Mauritanian waters about a week ago, it was the Senegalese government’s turn to cancel all fishing authorizations allocated to pelagic trawlers operating in its...

Senegalese Fishermen Smile Again

Blog entry by Bakary Coulibaly | August 20, 2012

The cancellation, in May, of 29 fishing authorizations granted to foreign vessels by the Senegalese government is beginning to have beneficial effects for Senegalese people already. Less than two months after the departure of the...

Senegal's Catch of a Lifetime

Feature story | August 23, 2012 at 11:46

A heart-warming David and Goliath-type story from our oceans campaign in West Africa (with a happy ending).

Senegal's Catch Of A Lifetime

Image gallery | August 23, 2012

Rainbow Warrior Indian Ocean Fisheries Tour

Image gallery | October 1, 2012

Something to be Saved

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | October 2, 2012

We’re about 200km off the coast of South Africa, sailing in the high seas of the Indian Ocean. During the night we caught up to a Spanish longliner, one of the many foreign vessels fishing in the region, others coming from places like...

Life Loves Living

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | October 3, 2012

You’ll see it best on the darkest nights. When the moon is empty and clouds cover the stars – that’s when the ocean and algae collude. Like the Arctic’s Northern Lights, this is one of those natural phenomena that leave you giddy,...

Never again in our oceans!

Blog entry by Bakary Coulibaly | October 11, 2012

If there was ever a scandal that needed definitive action to be taken against those responsible for it, it is the issue of fishing permits in Senegal between March 2010 and April 2012. The effects of large factory trawlers that were...

Rainbow Warrior in Key Tuna Hub, Mauritius

Feature story | October 12, 2012 at 13:05

Greenpeace will hold talks with the Mauritian government and key stakeholders about sustainable tuna fisheries this weekend following the arrival of the Rainbow Warrior in Port Louis today.

Listening to and empowering Indian Ocean fishing communities

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen, Greenpeace International | October 12, 2012

After almost three weeks at sea in the southern region of the Indian Ocean , the second leg of our Indian Ocean expedition is wrapping up. We’ve travelled 2400 nautical miles on the Rainbow...

It's time for Mauritius to take ownership of its waters

Blog entry by Simon Clydesdale | October 16, 2012

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has spent the past few days hosting all the key players in one of the Indian Ocean’s prime tuna hubs – Port Louis in Mauritius. This is a welcome turnaround. Just a few days ago it didn’t...

Local Fishermen in Mauritius

Image gallery | October 16, 2012

Senegalese Fishermen launch platform to protect their rights

Press release | October 19, 2012 at 13:26

Warang, October 19, 2012 -- Greenpeace Africa today helped bring together Senegalese fishermen, fish packers and sellers in the wake of the biggest ever fishing scandals to hit Senegal.

Greenpeace reaction to the statement of the Senegalese Minister of Fisheries and...

Press release | October 23, 2012 at 13:32

Greenpeace welcomes the announcement by the Senegalese government that it will follow-up on the fishing authorizations that resulted in the plunder of pelagic resources of the country between 2010 and 2012.

Illegal Fishing Vessels Found in Chagos Marine Reserve

Feature story | October 25, 2012 at 11:12

Greenpeace has found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats inside the Chagos marine reserve and has called on the UK government to enforce protection of this Indian Ocean reserve from pirate fishing.

Who will join the fight against pirate fishing?

Blog entry by Andrea Rid | October 25, 2012

Heavy clouds were in the sky and the water rippled under the wind as the Rainbow Warrior entered on Wednesday the Chagos marine reserve, established by the UK government in 2010.  This area is a no-take marine reserve, one of the...

Greenpeace and Local Fishermen Call for Sustainable Fisheries Management in Senegal

Press release | December 14, 2012 at 13:55

Dakar, January 14, 2012 – Greenpeace Africa and Senegalese fishermen are calling on future leaders to review fisheries management legislation and to establish sustainable policies. Greenpeace has launched a caravan that will tour main cities and...

Going Gangnam, Greenpeace Style

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | December 19, 2012

As Gangnam fever has swept the globe, not even the Rainbow Warrior was able to escape the madness. So while sailing out in the Indian Ocean, working to document and expose unsustainable and illegal fishing practices, the crew decided...

Save the Thiof

Action | February 13, 2013 at 4:29

The Thiof, Senegal's most iconic fish, is severely overfished -- and yet Casino continues to sell it. Take Action!

Save the Thiof

Action | February 13, 2013 at 4:29

The Thiof, Senegal's most iconic fish, is severely overfished -- and yet Casino continues to sell it. Take Action!

Casino Supermarkets: Profiting from Plunder

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | February 22, 2013

Senegal’s most iconic fish species, the thiof, is severely threatened due to overfishing. Despite this, one of the country’s largest supermarket chains, is continuing to sell the fish, driving the species to the point of complete...

Overfishing has no place in any of our oceans

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | March 15, 2013

Today, fishing communities in the Netherlands and West Africa had their eyes set on Australia and the Abel Tasman “monster boat” – a ship more than twice the size of any fishing vessel to have ever fished in Australian waters. ...

The decision that Senegal, and Africa needs

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | March 28, 2013

A message to Macky Sall, Senegalese President: Your Excellency: Greenpeace wishes to congratulate you for your decision to ban monster boats from accessing our precious Senegalese waters. Indeed, this is not only a courageous...

We are all "Thiof" defenders

Blog entry by Philippe Ahodékon, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer | April 4, 2013

Greenpeace's call for the preservation of the Senegalese "thiof" and the termination of its marketing by supermarkets, including the Casino Group, was a resounding success at the 14th International Fair of Agriculture and Animal...

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