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Activists lock pirates of Portugal in port

Feature story | 28 October, 2008 at 1:00

Greenpeace divers have chained the propellers of four vessels with a history of pirate fishing to the quayside in the port of Aveiro. Hoisting a banner demanding "Scrap These Pirates", we're now calling on the Portuguese Minister of Fisheries to...

A fishy identity crisis

Feature story | 14 March, 2006 at 1:00

So you own five illegal trawlers called the Oyra, Ostroe, Okhotino, Olchan and Ostrovets. Things aren't looking good for you when in 2005, your boats are involved in the collapse of the fish stocks of the North Atlantic. Sounds like you need a...

Discussing destruction

Feature story | 3 March, 2006 at 1:00

High-seas bottom trawling is destroying deep-sea habitats before we even know about them. For the umpteenth time in the last three years, politicians are meeting to discuss (maybe) doing something about it. While they talk deep-sea destruction is...

Landmark agreement for the deep-sea

Feature story | 26 May, 2007 at 2:00

After four years of campaigning to bring an end to deep-sea bottom trawling, an international agreement has been made to protect just under 25 percent of the high seas from this incredibly destructive fishing method.

Making Piracy History

Feature story | 27 February, 2006 at 1:00

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungry families – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour of Hollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for many communities that can least afford to be robbed...

Totem Pole protest

Feature story | 1 November, 2002 at 1:00

It's one of the most difficult vertical climbs in Australia - the country leading the drive to list the toothfish under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). It overlooks the ocean to the south of Australia where...

EXPOSED! Pirates bankrolled by Spanish government

Feature story | 5 March, 2009 at 16:42

We've just presented evidence to the Fisheries Committee of the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) that the Spanish company Vidal Armadores S. A., despite being involved in pirate fishing, received over 3.5 million Euros in Spanish...

Pirates blacklisted

Feature story | 3 October, 2008 at 2:00

Our oceans are being plundered by pirates. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – also known as "pirate fishing" - has become a global scourge. From international waters around the world, to the islands of the South Pacific and the coastal...

Defending our Mediterranean tour launches

Feature story | 29 April, 2008 at 2:00

The Mediterranean Sea is a global treasure. Rich seagrass meadows and rocky reefs dominate its coastal zone while an awe-inspiring array of underwater mountains (seamounts), cold seeps and trenches are found on its seabed.

Pirate ship in chains

Feature story | 18 June, 2007 at 2:00

The notorious Russian pirate fish cargo ship, the Mumrinskiy, has been chained to the docks in the Dutch port of Eemshaven by activists to stop it from engaging in illegal activities with pirate fisheries and facilitating the plunder of the...

South Pacific fisheries - getting hot in Chile

Feature story | 27 April, 2007 at 2:00

When it comes to stopping the strip-mining of the sea, it's time for governments to walk the walk so deep-sea critters can swim the swim.

Victory! Sweden (mostly) free from Baltic cod

Feature story | 7 March, 2007 at 1:00

Last year, Greenpeace activists and Ocean Defenders took to the supermarkets across Scandinavia to convince them to get out of Baltic cod, a stock that is severely overfished and at least a third of which is illegally caught. Finally the last...

Fish and sex trade

Feature story | 13 October, 2006 at 2:00

Fishing and prostitution might be the two oldest professions. But the exploitation of both is creating new vulnerabilities for Pacific islands as the whole world increasingly comes to fish in its waters. Ben Bohane reports from Kiribati.

Findus fires fishy suppliers

Feature story | 23 January, 2006 at 1:00

In a show of consumer power, Scandinavian frozen food giant Findus has agreed to stop selling illegally caught fish. The people at Findus immediately responded when their company's dealings with pirate fisheries were exposed on Swedish national TV.

Toothy, tasty and under threat

Feature story | 28 October, 2002 at 1:00

A tasty fish with a toothy grin is prized loot for modern pirates. With a market value of US$10 a kilogram, toothfish are on the losing end of a massive international and illegal treasure hunt. Even member countries of the regional conservation...

Summit 'flop' says fish

Feature story | 2 September, 2002 at 2:00

Our expert marine correspondent C. Creature is in Johannesburg this week and is reporting from the Earth Summit that there is something fishy about “the first victory of the summit” and the great claims to protect threatened fish stocks.

Victory - pirates in deep deep trouble

Feature story | 18 April, 2006 at 2:00

After a chase of over 1000 miles, a six day occupation and hours of diplomatic negotiations, Spain has finally agreed to declare the cargo from the "Binar 4'" - 200 tonnes of fish stolen from West Africa - illegal. Guinean officials also...

Pirate ship boarded and branded

Feature story | 13 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists from the Esperanza have climbed on board an illegal cargo vessel full of fish stolen from Guinean waters. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation tailed the "Binar 4" for six days, as it sailed from West Africa to dump its...

CITES: Survival hangs from thread

Feature story | 13 November, 2002 at 1:00

Two dramatic Greenpeace actions today and yesterday stressed the plight of endangered species to delegates who will vote to decide their fate. Decisions being made this week on toothfish, sharks, and elephants and other threatened species at the...

Species survival plans crucial at CITES

Feature story | 4 November, 2002 at 1:00

Theories abound for dinosaurs' dramatic exit from the planet millions of years ago. Now another mass extinction is underway on Earth, but this time the cause is amply clear: humans. It's time to stop trading Earth's biodiversity for profits, and...

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