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Made in Taiwan

Publication | 14 April, 2016 at 4:30

Illegality and criminal wrongdoing in Taiwanese fisheries are increasingly well documented. Yet too often these very serious problems are reported and dealt with by Taiwanese authorities as if they were isolated incidents - the responsibility of...

The beauty of West Africa’s ocean is overwhelming

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | 4 May, 2017

Sailing across the nutrient rich waters of the West African Atlantic Ocean these past two months, I have been lucky enough to see an incredible array of wildlife. Whales, dolphins and pelicans, I have met them all in this trip. And I...

Our oceans, our responsibility

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | 24 February, 2017 1 comment

For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life as a sailor and a captain. So you can imagine I feel a special tie to our blue planet. The many...

I saw the plunder of our oceans with my own eyes

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | 27 April, 2017 2 comments

Four days, four cases of illegal fishing in Sierra Leone It was just before lunchtime on the Esperanza when a dot appeared unexpectedly on our radar. The onboard team had been discussing the four kilograms of shark fins we had found...

Greenpeace renews call to end illegal fishing at Interpol forum

Press release | 26 February, 2013 at 17:06

Lyon, 26 February 2013 – As Interpol convenes its first meeting to address the illegal fishing crisis, Greenpeace renewed its demand to end illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, calling for stricter enforcement and the elimination of...

Sharks butchered for questionable cure-all

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | 2 June, 2015 1 comment

It's a macabre case spanning continents. A European vessel crewed by under paid and ill-treated Indonesian fishermen turned up in the port of Suva this week. Meanwhile, an illegal shipment of sharks, shark fins and other fish from...

New evidence shows Chinese, West African governments must rein in rogue fishing fleet

Press release | 20 May, 2015 at 12:34

Beijing/Dakar, 20 May, 2015 – At least 74 fishing vessels owned and operated by four Chinese Distant Water Fishing (DWF) companies have been exposed for fishing illegally in prohibited fishing grounds in West Africa and falsifying their gross...

After decades of lawlessness, could the seafood industry finally be ready for change?

Blog entry by Graham Forbes | 30 May, 2017

Are we on the cusp of changing the destructive seafood industry forever? For years, the seafood industry has profited from forced labour, illegal fishing,  ocean destruction and the needless slaughter of marine life. Tuna...

Rainbow Warrior prevents illegal fishing ship's escape

Press release | 27 July, 2009 at 2:00

Italian marine authorities have confiscated 15 kilometres of driftnets and an illegal catch of 30 bluefin tuna and swordfish from the Italian fishing vessel Frederica II, yesterday. The vessel had tried to flee, but the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow...

New South Korean fisheries law a good first step to curb illegal fishing

Press release | 2 July, 2013 at 16:44

Seoul, July 2, 2013 – In response to news that the Korean National Assembly has amended its fisheries law to help curb illegal fishing (1), Greenpeace East Asia oceans campaigner Jiehyun Park made the following statement:

Real life pirates - a scourge on our seas

Blog entry by Alicia Craw | 19 September, 2013 2 comments

Ahoy me hearties, gather your shipmates and swash your buckles ‘cause today be International Talk like a Pirate Day! A day when landlubbers around the globe can be heard uttering “aaars”, growls, mutters, and scowls, with true pirate...

Southeast Asian ships caught illegally transferring fish in the Pacific Ocean

Press release | 15 November, 2012 at 12:00

Pacific Ocean, 15 November 2012 – Greenpeace International has uncovered a large-scale illegal transfer of fish at sea between one ship from Cambodia, one from the Philippines and two from Indonesia in the Pacific Commons.

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.

Illegal fishing: what happens at sea too often stays at sea

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 26 February, 2013 1 comment

The problem of illegal fishing is enormous and Greenpeace has been working hard to combat illegal fishing for many years, as we try to protect our oceans and ensure future generations have fish and fishing jobs.  We have sent ships...

Get a piece of action: stop illegal F***ng in India

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid, Greenpeace India | 23 February, 2012 5 comments

On the usual ship tour even the incessantly hard working crew rests on Sundays. People get up relatively late and take it easy, catch up on email and nurture social contacts. But this is not the usual ship tour and our Sunday could not...

Greenpeace and Palau bust pirates in Palau shark sanctuary

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | 12 December, 2011 3 comments

During our joint enforcement exercise with the Palauan authorities, we discovered a suspected illegal operation on board a long liner in Palau’s Exclusive Economic Zone.   The Taiwanese vessel the Sheng Chi Hui was spotted by...

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...

Ending pirate fishing for the future of the Pacific

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau, Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 4 October, 2011 2 comments

Pohnpei is a beautiful tropical island in the middle of the Central Pacific, the largest and most populated island of the Federated States of Micronesia. Much to its green lush beauty is down to the rain that falls every day and the...

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...

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...

Greenpeace in action against illegal fishing vessel

Image | 14 May, 2007 at 19:30

Greenpeace in action against the illegal fishing vessel "Carmen."

Pirate Fishing in EEZ in India

Image | 20 February, 2012 at 15:35

Greenpeace activist interacting with the crew of a Burmese vessel after fishing illegally in the Indian exclusive economic zone (EEZ), off the Andaman Islands coast. Activists from the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza expose four Burmese vessels...

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...

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...

Illegal longliner with it's crew standing

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Illegal longliner with it's crew standing on deck wearing balaclavas to cover their identity, the crew are attempting to fish illegally in Southern Ocean.

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