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Ten football pitches worth of ocean floor devastated every four seconds

Press release | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

As the kick-off to the football world cup approaches, Greenpeace has revealed the shocking fact that every four seconds, marine life in an area of ocean floor the size of ten football fields is wiped out by high seas bottom trawlers. Tomorrow has...

The Need for a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

Publication | 2 May, 2013 at 17:43

The current way of managing the high seas puts short-term corporate interests before the long-term health of our oceans. Unless action is taken to restore and protect the health of our oceans, they will be unable to sustain life on Earth.

Marine reserves for the Mediterranean Sea

Publication | 15 June, 2006 at 2:00

This Greenpeace report sets out the argument for the urgent establishment of a network of marine reserves across the Mediterranean Sea to safeguard its productivity, its marine life and its ecosystems for the many millions of people who rely on...

CITES: Last Chance for Bluefin Tuna

Publication | 12 March, 2010 at 1:00

Time is running out for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna as commercial mismanagement pushes the species to the brink of extinction.

Bond reduced, Rainbow Warrior free

Feature story | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Supporters in 14 cities around the world protested in front of Spanish embassies. Over 30,000 cyberactivists sent emails to the Spanish government asking for the ship's release. Even rock stars and politicians offered their help. The result: ...

Rock star, politicians, activists rally for RW

Feature story | 3 July, 2003 at 2:00

Rock star Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders fame) hoisted a fifteen metre banner over the stage and invited the audience in Valencia to meet her at the Rainbow Warrior. Representatives of the local socialist party joined her on board, presenting...

Chilean Government Support for Species Extinction

Press release | 31 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace intercepts pirate fishing vessel and demands its arrest

Press release | 20 September, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today confronted another unregulated bottom trawler, the 'Kerguelen', and prevented her from setting her nets in the international section of the Barents Sea, known as the 'Loophole'.

Greenpeace exposes pirate fishing on the Arctic high seas

Press release | 19 September, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today stopped the Togo-flagged, factory trawler 'Murtosa', from illegally fishing for cod in the international section of the Barents Sea known as the "Loophole". Campaigners on board the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, confirmed with the...

High Seas Areas Closed to Bottom Trawling

Publication | 14 July, 2006 at 2:00

This map shows high seas areas which are currently closed to the highly destructive practice of bottom trawling, as well as Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) which have taken measures against bottom trawling.

The European Union Action Plan to Eradicate IUU Fishing – A Greenpeace Critique

Publication | 7 October, 2002 at 2:00

The UN FAO International Plan of Action (IPOA) to Prevent, Deter andEliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing was approved by the Committee on Fisheries by consensus on 2 March 2001. In doing so, the Committee urged all Members...

Where Have All The Tuna Gone?

Publication | 24 May, 2006 at 2:00

Fishing for northern bluefin tuna is one of the most profitable fishing industries in the Mediterranean. However, today's mismanagement, boosted by purse seining fishing fleets and the fast development of tuna fattening ranches, threatens the...

Greenpeace calls for arrest of illegal Japanese fishing ship

Press release | 9 October, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace today called for the arrest of the captain of the Japanese ship Koyu Maru 3, which was caught fishing illegally in the Cook Islands.

Taiwanese ships caught illegally transferring tuna at sea

Press release | 2 September, 2009 at 2:00

Western Pacific Ocean – Two Taiwanese longline tuna fishing vessels were today caught by Greenpeace in the act of illegally transferring fish at sea (1). Fishing vessels Her Hae and Jia Yu Fa were carrying tuna and shark fins, and were...

Greenpeace demands indefinite closure of Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery until...

Press release | 21 October, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace is demanding that governments close indefinitely the Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery in response to overwhelming evidence of widespread illegal and unregulated over-fishing for tuna and the complete failure of the so-called ‘bluefin...

European retail chain removes Pacific ‘stolen fish’ from supermarkets – Greenpeace...

Press release | 5 October, 2007 at 2:00

Tins of tuna sold by companies involved in pirate fishing have been withdrawn from sale by Austrian food discounter Norma, following revelations by Greenpeace of illegal fishing practices. The move came a week after Greenpeace Central & Eastern...

UN Fish Stocks Agreement Briefing

Publication | 22 May, 2006 at 2:00

The UN Fish Stocks Agreement (FSA) is the most comprehensive global agreement relating to the conservation and management of straddling and highly migratory fish stocks. Enhanced implementation, increased participation, as well as the adoption of...

Toothfish Pirates Wear Russian Flag at International Court

Press release | 12 December, 2002 at 1:00

Fishing from south to north - the story of the Kerguelen

Publication | 1 March, 2006 at 1:00

On September 20, 2005, Greenpeace confronted the high seas bottom trawler Kerguelen fishing illegally in the international waters of the Barents Sea known as the ‘Loophole’.

Pirates of the Pacific

Blog entry by JulietteH | 25 November, 2011 6 comments

Yesterday we found evidence of high seas pirates illegally fishing tuna in the Pacific. The high seas pockets have long been a playground for pirate fishermen making it difficult for surrounding Pacific Island countries to...

Update from Senegal: victory for our oceans

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula, Greenpeace Africa | 10 May, 2012 2 comments

Last week, the Senegalese government cancelled all fishing permits for foreign “ pelagic trawlers ,” large fishing vessels that drag nets below the surface of the ocean. This should remind leaders that with political will and...

Greenpeace climbers scale the Fisheries Ministry

Image | 31 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace climbers scale the Fisheries Ministry building in Santiago, Chile and hang a banner from the 21st floor reading "Give It A Chance" - a direct appeal to save the Patagonian Toothfish.

Shipping vessels at the port of Las Palmas

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 3:00

Shipping vessels at the port of Las Palmas.

Laws of the Sea

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 26 October, 2006

When you work in IT you pick up what's called 'domain knowledge' - which is to say information about whatever industry you happen to be providing IT for. It's why I can tell you about world rally cars, direct mail order businesses,...

The waiting game...

Blog entry by Lisa | 9 July, 2009 1 comment

Here's another update from Julien, our non-stop blogging climate campaigner up a coal chimney in Italy! In every sustained action, there are many times when you have to down tools. Here at Brindisi coal-fired power plant, Italy's...

Nuclear energy news for October 2 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 2 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: US News & World Report: A Moribund Nuclear Manufacturing Industry Shows Sign of Life ‘Renewed calls for building new nuclear reactors to cope with a worrisome...

Greenpeace activists come down from the crane

Image | 18 April, 2006 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists come down from the crane of the illegal cargo vessel Binar 4 after 6 days of blockade. The Binar 4, chinese owned under convenience flag of Panama, arrived in Las Palmas full of fish stolen from Guinean waters. The protest...

Mollusc at the Davidson Seamount off the

Image | 1 July, 2004 at 3:00

Mollusc at the Davidson Seamount off the coast of California.

Patagonian toothfish

Image | 1 March, 1991 at 1:00

Patagonian toothfish

Ship with name Okfish 32 in Sierra

Image | 10 September, 2001 at 3:00

Exterior of ship with name Okfish 32 in Sierra Leone waters, the previous name of the ship Deep Reefer is just visible.

Dead wandering abatross that had been caught

Image | 1 June, 1997 at 3:00

Dead wandering abatross that had been caught on a Japanese longline.

Greenpeace activists shadow pirate vessel

Image | 4 March, 1999 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists shadow pirate vessel caught fishing within protected Antarctic waters.

The Blacklist of Illegal Fishing Vessels

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 12 March, 2007

A while ago I wrote about how I'd been learning all about IUU fishing . That's Illegal, unregulated and unreported fisheries. It's one of the biggest threats to the world's fish stocks, which is why it's better to refer to it by the...

Tuvalu stops play in Copenhagen by demanding legally-binding agreement

Blog entry by Jamie | 9 December, 2009 1 comment

A couple of hours ago, we heard that the plenary session had been suspended. Tuvalu, the Pacific island nation so vulnerable to climate change, demanded a legally-binding agreement - not in six or 12 months, but at the end of the...

Nuclear News for January 5th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 5 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Press TV: Depleted uranium found in Gaza victims ‘Norwegian medics told Press TV correspondent Akram al-Sattari that some of the victims who have been wounded...

The Russian flagged vessel Mumrinskiy

Image | 12 June, 2007 at 3:00

The Russian flagged vessel Mumrinskiy transhipping illegally to the reefer Sinbad, another vessel with a scandalous track record of involvement in the Barents illegal cod fishery. The Sindbad was operating without a flag and under the...

Notorious pirate fishing fleet in Kaliningrad.

Image | 2 October, 2006 at 3:00

A notorious pirate fishing fleet in the harbour of Svetly in Kaliningrad. The ships are blacklisted by the European Union, Iceland and North East Atlantic Fisheries Committee (NEAFC).

A sea turtle caught up in the nets is cut

Image | 23 June, 2006 at 3:00

A sea turtle caught up in the nets is cut loose by Greenpeace activists and released back into the sea.

Greenpeace activists paint 'STOLEN FISH'

Image | 12 April, 2006 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists paint 'STOLEN FISH' on the illegal cargo vessel Binar 4 full of fish taken from Guinean waters. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation have been following the Binar 4 for the last six days from West Africa to...

Frozen tuna being transhipped on lines in

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Frozen tuna being transhipped on lines in air between ships.

Greenpeace activitists with toothfish heads

Image | 13 November, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activitists with toothfish heads picket the entract of the building CITES delegates are meeting.

Rainbow Warrior and inflatable during Russian

Image | 10 June, 2000 at 3:00

Rainbow Warrior and inflatable during Russian Far East Pirate Fishing Tour off Etorofu-to Island.

Crew of Venezuelan ship

Image | 13 May, 1991 at 3:00

Asian crew of Venezuelan flag of convenience vessel remove wooden turtles and tuna attached to their longline during Greenpeace protest.

Live toothfish on abandoned longline being

Image | 20 March, 2000 at 2:00

Live toothfish on abandoned longline being pulled onboard the MV Arctic Sunrise, in the Indian Ocean.

Sunset over Southern Ocean.

Image | 1 January, 1998 at 2:00

Sunset over Southern Ocean.

Bottom Trawling in the NAFO area

Generic multimedia item | 13 September, 2005 at 3:00

The North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) might be one of the oldest fisheries management organisations in the world but it still can't control destructive fishing in its waters.

200 miles South West Guinea Bissau

Image | 6 April, 2006 at 3:00

200 miles South West Guinea Bissau. Chinese fishing boats Lian Run 24 and Lian Run 29 illegally transshipping frozen fish boxes onto Binar 4 Panama reefer. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation are working in partnership to expose...

Crew members of the Greenpeace ship the Esperanza

Image | 25 March, 2006 at 2:00

Crew members of the Greenpeace ship the Esperanza observing the Two Star Korean trawler steaming away from Guinea 12 miles protected zone after being found in an area where it is not authorised to fish.

Greenpeace activists prevented four pirate

Image | 11 March, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists prevented four pirate fishing trawlers from leaving Rostock harbour with chains and oil drums. One vessel was chained to the harbour wall and hung with a banner reading 'Stop pirate fishing'. A fifth trawler left Rostock last...

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Image | 8 May, 2000 at 2:00

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

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