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ICCAT Tuna Summit Opens to Greenpeace Banner and Tuna Mobile and Fresh Scandals

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | 19 November, 2010 1 comment

I’m here at the opening plenary of the ICCAT meeting here in Paris, where government officials and fisheries managers are gathering to decide the fate of bluefin tuna. The question we’ve been asking for the past few days is: Will they...

Pirate fishing: stolen fish, stolen futures

Publication | 28 February, 2006 at 0:30

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

European Union sinks tuna agreement

Feature story | 25 November, 2008 at 16:00

Shameless. Disastrous. The international body responsible for "managing" what's left of the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna stock has ignored scientific advice, the demands of Greenpeace supporters around the world, and the pleas...

Dead tuna heads for deadbeat tuna managers

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 1:00

What does it take to get the governments responsible for the imminent collapse of the East Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery to wake up and do something? What about a mock "Pirates of the Mediterranean" poster of the responsible...

EU fails Mediterranean tuna, UN fails deep-sea life

Feature story | 29 November, 2006 at 13:47

Despite warnings of the collapse of bluefin tuna stocks, the commission set up to supposedly protect them recently agreed a fishing quota of nearly twice the scientifically recommended level. This news comes hot on the heels of the failure of...

Tuna future at stake

Feature story | 24 November, 2006 at 1:00

Right now, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) meeting is being held in a Croatian waterfront hotel. Earlier this year the Esperanza and Rainbow Warrior travelled the Mediterranean highlighting the...

Atlantic bluefin tuna trade ban supported by fishery's scientists

Press release | 29 October, 2009 at 17:22

Atlantic bluefin tuna meets the criteria for a ban on international trade, according to global scientists of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). This official assessment of bluefin's extreme stock decline...

Greenpeace activists attacked during protest against EU fishing vessel

Press release | 22 June, 2009 at 14:01

Greenpeace activists from the Rainbow Warrior have been violently attacked as they attempted to carry out a peaceful inspection of the Spanish fishing vessel, Cabo Tinoso Dos. The attack came as activists opened a banner, saying 'Bluefin Tuna...

Final Feeding Frenzy of a Failing Fishery

Press release | 11 May, 2009 at 12:55

Disregarding agreed bluefin tuna quotas, the Turkish government has set itself a unilateral bluefin tuna quota and broken its international commitments. The announcement comes just weeks into the 2009 bluefin tuna fishing season, and just over a...

Stop the bluefin tuna massacre: Greenpeace calls for closure of the bluefin tuna...

Press release | 17 November, 2008 at 11:01

Greenpeace activists have today dumped some 5 tonnes of dead bluefin tuna heads in front of the French Fisheries Ministry in Paris to protest the continued mismanagement of the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery that is...

Greenpeace calls for Pacific tuna catch to be cut by half

Press release | 3 December, 2007 at 11:47

Greenpeace is calling on the 4th regular meeting of the West and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, taking place this week in Guam, US, to take steps to cut the Pacific tuna catch by half in order to protect the long term integrity of the...

Tuna commission gets worse and fails on bluefin tuna, condemns sharks and endorses...

Press release | 16 November, 2009 at 1:00

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has failed once again to act beyond the interests of a few tuna fishing and farming industries, warned Greenpeace today. Again it has approved recommendations which fail...

Greenpeace maps out new vision for Mediterranean protection

Press release | 3 November, 2009 at 11:14

Greenpeace today outlined its vision to protect the entire Mediterranean ecosystem and safeguard the future for key species such as bluefin tuna.

Mediterranean tuna management an "international disgrace"

Press release | 11 September, 2008 at 12:30

Confirming Greenpeace's position on the crisis facing Mediterranean bluefin tuna, an independent review panel of international fisheries experts has branded the management of the fishery by government members of the International Commission for...

Greenpeace: CITES is last chance to save bluefin tuna from commercial extinction

Press release | 23 August, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomes the announcement today by Germany that it supports Monaco’s proposal for international trade of bluefin tuna to be banned under the Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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...

Time and tuna are running out

Background | 5 November, 2008 at 19:06

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is responsible for managing one of the most important fisheries in the Mediterranean, bluefin tuna. Yet the bluefin tuna fishery has been driven to the brink of collapse...

NGO Guide to ICCAT Scientific Committee's Advice on the Listing of Atlantic Bluefin...

Publication | 27 October, 2009 at 1:00

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concludes that atlantic bluefin tuna stocks are sufficiently low to qualify for CITES Appendix I listing as an endangered species.

Tropical tunas at ICCAT: moving forwards or backwards?

Blog entry by Sebastian Losada | 18 November, 2011 1 comment

Yesterday we released shocking footage that was given to us by a whistleblower helicopter pilot who approached us with some images he had shot on a fishing vessel in the Pacific. Helicopters are often by the industry used to find...

A big day for bluefin approaches

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles, oceans campaigner | 18 November, 2010

I’m on my way to Paris right now, where some important days for bluefin tuna are going to be taking place later this week and next. Fisheries managers and representatives from countries around the world are about to come to together at...

Greenwashing at Tuna Summit

Blog entry by Sebastian Losada | 23 November, 2010

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner urging bluefin protection as a French fishing industry sponsored boat cruise approaches. Paris is hosting ICCAT, the international meeting key to the bluefin's survival, which concludes on 27...

Greenpeace France's Tunamobile and the Road to ICCAT

Blog entry by François Chartier | 20 November, 2010 1 comment

François Chartier ponders the future of the bluefin tuna For nearly one month, Greenpeace France activists have been following the French Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Bruno Le Maire, wherever he goes with our...

Illegal tuna fishing in Libyan waters... How could it possibly be?

Blog entry by Sebastian Losada | 9 November, 2011 3 comments

(Or: Talk about ethics) Oil, arms, timber trade… and tuna . Crises, particularly civil unrest, can be a perfect environment for making profit, as lack of control paves the way for some unscrupulous operators to the detriment of...

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...

A Spanish View on ICCAT: the Bluefin Tuna Summit

Blog entry by Celia Ojeda Martinez | 19 November, 2010

Celia Ojeda Martinez onboard the Arctic Sunrise during the 2010 Defending the Mediterranean expedition When I started working for Greenpeace Spain a few years ago, I knew that the bluefin tuna was an important and iconic fish...

Tunamobile

Image | 19 November, 2010 at 15:02

French policemen look confused as Greenpeace activists park the bluefin tunamobile in front of the ICCAT meeting venue in Paris. The specially designed ‘tuna-mobile’ has a life-size bluefin tuna and a fishing net on its roof, with a sign reading...

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ICCAT delegates at a cozy dinner cruise hosted by overfishers

Image | 23 November, 2010 at 17:47

Greenpeace France activists block a boat on the Seine River, on which the French Directorate of Fisheries invited delegates attending the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas meeting to a dinner cruise. There are...

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Pirates of the Mediterranean

E-card | 20 April, 2010 at 14:01

The bluefin tuna fishery in the Mediterranean is on the verge of collapse. These three ministers were supposed to safeguard its future. Instead, they've let the fishing industry plunder an irreplaceable treasure. If they don't close the...

Time and tuna are running out

Image | 21 September, 2007 at 18:23

September 2007, Greenpeace activists hang a banner at the opening of the annual ICCAT conference reading “Time and Tuna are Running Out,” citing the failure of the “bluefin recovery plan” agreed the year before. Greenpeace again demands that the...

Tunamobile in Luxembourg

Image | 10 November, 2010 at 15:50

10 November 2010 - Luxembourg. A policeman tries to remove one of the Greenpeace activists who followed the French fisheries minister Bruno Le Maire to the EU meeting in Luxembourg, in a converted sea-blue Mini, a specially designed ‘tuna-mobile’...

ICCAT Conference in Paris

Image | 22 November, 2010 at 12:23

22 November 2010 - France. Greenpeace activists hang a banner on the Pont de Grenelle, on the river Seine, reading "Save the Bluefin Tuna Now." Greenpeace is demanding that this year’s ICCAT meeting (International Commission for the Conservation...

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