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Greenpeace Exposes Spain’s Ocean Destruction

Press release | 3 May, 2010 at 13:00

A Coruna, Spain, 3 May 2010 – Spain’s fleet is now plundering waters as far away as Antarctica and Africa using European taxpayers’ money, according to a new Greenpeace report published today. The day before fisheries ministers gather in one of...

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...

PROTECTED: Biggest chunk of ocean yet!

Feature story | 14 April, 2010 at 15:06

The UK has created the world’s largest marine reserve, covering some quarter of a million square miles of ocean around the Chagos Archipelago -- one of the most pristine and biologically diverse coral ecosystems on the planet. But as much as we'd...

Greenpeace Greets E.U. Fisheries Ministers with demands to stop Spain's overfishing...

Press release | 5 May, 2010 at 18:27

Vigo, Spain, 5 May 2010 - As EU Fisheries Ministers begin debating the Common Fisheries Policy1 (CFP) reform in Spain, Greenpeace flew airborne banners and displayed balloon-bound banners demanding “Spain: Stop Overfishing” and “EU: Save Our Seas...

Greenpeace Criteria for Sustainable Fisheries

Publication | 13 March, 2009 at 1:00

What does sustainable mean? Which criteria defines if a fishery is sustainable?

Ocean Expedition 2013

Publication | 17 October, 2013 at 13:20

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza was in the Indian Ocean for two months investigating fishing vessels operating illegally or using highly destructive and wasteful fishing techniques.

Microbeads: How did companies respond?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 23 August, 2016

Remember THIS video? Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia ranked 30 global companies to see how they measured in terms of their commitment to phasing out microbeads – the tiny terrors that are often found in shower gels and facial...

Greenpeace calls on Spanish supermarkets to stop being compliant with oceans destruction

Press release | 7 June, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on retailers to face up to their responsibilities, as overfishing, contamination and climate change threaten the world’s oceans. Over 75% of the world’s fish stocks have been totally exploited, overexploited or depleted.

Greenpeace welcomes industry initiative to address tuna decline

Press release | 16 March, 2009 at 17:15

Genetically Engineered Fish - New Threats to the Environment

Publication | 5 January, 2005 at 1:00

This briefing examines the development of genetically engineered (GE) fish, which could soon be produced on a commercial scale.

Greenpeace calls on Portuguese supermarkets to act on oceans destruction

Press release | 19 May, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace detailed the progress of its seafood markets campaign in Portugal with the launch of the Second Retailers Ranking. Modelo and Continente (from the Sonae Group) climbed from last to second position. Pingo Doce and Feira Nova (from...

Benefits of Diversity in Rice Farming

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Sustainable agriculture that embraces diversity over monoculture, as demonstrated by traditional forms of Chinese rice farming, has multiple benefits including greater yields, pest and weed control, disease resistance, increased nitrogen...

España: The Destructive Practices of Spain’s Fishing Armada

Publication | 3 May, 2010 at 20:16

Spain is Europe’s largest fishing nation, whose fleet represents nearly one-fourth of the European Union’s total fishing capacity and receives the most subsidies in the European Union. Some of its vessels catch more than entire nation’s fishing...

It’s time for fewer tuna fishing boats, not empty promises

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 12 June, 2012 1 comment

There is consensus. Too many big tuna fishing boats are chasing declining tuna populations. Environmentalists know this; the tuna industry knows it and governments, scientists and fishermen know that if we want fish tomorrow, we need...

Protecting oceans: It's not rocket science

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 15 February, 2012 6 comments

It’s not rocket science -  closing areas of land and water to humans allows nature to recover and restore its fragile balance. The idea has been successfully tried and tested many times on land but it has taken years of destruction...

Japanese food retailer promises radiation-free food

Blog entry by Wakao Hanaoka | 9 November, 2011 11 comments

In the months since the beginning of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japanese consumers have rightly been worried about the radiation levels of food they are buying and eating. Now, following months of discussion, Greenpeace seafood...

Tuna trading CLOSED!

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 25 April, 2008

“Ladies and Gentlemen your attention please: the Dong Won, Mitsubishi, Moon Marine, Azzopardi and Ricardo Fuentes stalls are now closed.” And they were. It felt great knowing that the ever so slightly familiar voices coming airport...

Anti-nuclear demonstration in Berlin on Saturday September 5th

Blog entry by Aslihan | 4 September, 2009

This Saturday Berlin will see what is expected to be Germany’s largest anti-nuclear demonstration . Thousands of campaigners, activists and protesters will arrive in the city to highlight the issue ahead of Germany’s national...

Closed Doors at Paris Bluefin Tuna Summit

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | 26 November, 2010 1 comment

I’ve been in Paris for just under two weeks attending the 17 th annual ICCAT meeting – a gathering of the fisheries managers who decide fishing quotas on bluefin tuna and other species in the year ahead. Every day, I walk the short...

Rescuing our oceans in the International Year of Biodiversity

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 15 October, 2010 1 comment

Explore our new interactive map - with videos and slideshows explaining why our oceans need Marine Reserves now. 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity . It is also the year when international agreements and meetings...

Tuna Industry "Sustainability" Group Should Act to Save the Tuna!

Blog entry by ssmith | 5 October, 2010

Below is an update from Karli Thomas, Greenpeace New Zealand oceans campaigner: The folks at the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation have  turned their attention to tuna transshipment " ISSF Urges IATTC To Fix ...

Your tuna is too cheap

Blog entry by LisaV | 4 May, 2010 4 comments

A report from the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels last week - by Willie Mackenzie, Greenpeace UK oceans campaigner. In the shadow of the improbably-shaped Atomium, thousands of people gather to buy and sell seafood. Five...

Princes responds to your letters with empty words

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen | 14 October, 2010 6 comments

Nina, Greenpeace International oceans campaigner, writes about the latest developments in our efforts to protect one of the world's most important fish. As part of our campaign to save the oceans, Princes tuna, an industry leader...

AquaBounty salmon smells fishy

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 28 October, 2011 2 comments

The thought of having fish sticks for dinner made from genetically engineered fish is rather unappetizing - so you are not likely to ever see it announced on today’s menu at your local bistro. Yet US company AquaBounty is currently...

The video the tuna industry doesn’t want you to see

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 17 November, 2011 8 comments

For over a decade, I’ve been working around the world to protect the oceans and for the last five years, I’ve been focused on protecting the Pacific. The world’s largest ocean, the Pacific is home to nearly 70% of the world’s tuna .

Daily news: Japan sacks top nuclear officials; Chocoholic fish kicks the habit

Blog entry by MaeveS | 4 August, 2011

© Noriko Hayashi / Panos / Greenpeace Top news: Japan fires top energy officials in response to the Fukushima disaster; Cairn Energy fails to find oil in the Arctic; Britain announces the closure of Sellafield MOX plant; A fish...

Alaska pollock

Image | 19 September, 2009 at 22:35

Size matters

Image | 21 July, 2008 at 2:00

Size matters - Greenpeace Greece investigation into the undersized fish market.

Underwater shot showing fish swimming among

Image | 31 May, 2008 at 21:33

Underwater shot showing fish swimming among coral reefs at the bottom of the sea.

Fish from the North Sea is sold at a retail

Image | 24 April, 2007 at 3:00

Fish from the North Sea is sold at a retail auction.

Coris julis over a Zostera seagrass bed near

Image | 27 July, 2006 at 3:00

Coris julis over a Zostera seagrass bed near Kas.The Rainbow Warrior is in the Mediterranean for a three-month ship tour taking action on the threats to the sea and calling for a network of large-scale marine reserves to protect the health and...

This nudibranch dis attached itself from

Image | 26 July, 2006 at 3:00

This nudibranch dis attached itself from the seagrass and drifted free in the water column for a couple of minutes. Note the tiny black eye just to the right of the annular tentacles near the left end of the animal.

Size matters

Image | 3 June, 2008 at 0:35

Size matters - Greenpeace Greece investigation into the undersized fish market.

School of tuna

Image | 1 January, 2004 at 1:00

Clown fish

Image | 27 April, 2008 at 19:12

A clown fish and anemone.

Apo Island Marine Reserve

Image | 28 July, 2006 at 15:00

Apo Island is acknowledged internationally as a model community managed marine reserve.

Preventing bottom trawling in Sweden

Image | 14 August, 2009 at 13:47

Greenpeace activists strategically place rocks on the sea floor in order to stop destructive bottom trawling in Sweden

Starfish photographed in the Mediterranean

Image | 1 June, 2008 at 1:33

Starfish photographed in the Mediterranean Sea.

Hermit crab photographed in the Mediterranean

Image | 1 June, 2008 at 1:25

Hermit crab photographed in the Mediterranean sea.

Underwater shot of illegal driftnets at the

Image | 1 June, 2008 at 0:51

Underwater shot of illegal driftnets at the bottom of the sea.

Coral and eel in Mediterranean sea off the

Image | 1 June, 2008 at 0:10

Coral and eel in Mediterranean sea off the coast of Italy

Seabass for sale at fishmonger.

Image | 15 January, 2004 at 1:00

Seabass for sale at fishmonger.

Greenteam protest action against driftnet

Image | 6 June, 1998 at 3:00

Greenteam protest action against driftnet fishing. Paper fish painted by children hanging in a fishing net.

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Image | 8 May, 2000 at 2:00

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Sustainable Fisheries Activity Lisbon

Image | 26 May, 2010 at 13:03

26 May - Portugal. Activists hand out leaflets about sustainable fishing to consumers outside the entrance of Pingo Doce supermarket at Cais do Sodré, one of the busiest train stations in Lisbon, Portugal.

Helicopter Pilot Blows Whistle On Tuna Industry

Video | 19 November, 2011 at 18:25

A helicopter pilot speaks out about his experiences onboard a number of purse seine tuna fishing vessels operating in the Pacific. His gruesome footage shows how the use of Fish Aggregation Devices is resulting in the bycatch of all sorts of...

Harvesting a football pitch

Video | 15 February, 2008 at 17:13

Deep sea bottom-trawling destroys an area of 10 football fields every 4 seconds.

Our Ocean Wonderland - Vaccuship and aerial trawler

Video | 15 September, 2009 at 18:49

How will we fish in the future? Find out about the revolutionary ways we can deal with empty oceans... or not.

Underwater life, Alicante, Spain

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Underwater life, Alicante, Spain


Image | 1 June, 2008 at 1:28

Tubeworm - sea life in the Mediterranean.

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