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Why Europe's low impact fishermen should get more quota

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen | 27 January, 2015 2 comments

During the last five years, hundreds of thousands of you joined us in calling on Europe's politicians to both protect our seas from overfishing and to create new laws that support fair and sustainable fishing. And together, we did...

Forced labor on Thai fishing vessels

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | 19 January, 2015

UPDATE: Victory! One day after receiving our letter, the Thai government responded with complete withdrawal of their proposal, saying they "will not use prisoners on fishing vessels now or in the future." Plan to put prisoners on...

High seas robbery

Blog entry by Karli Thomas, Elvira Jiménez | 16 January, 2015 9 comments

Finding illegal fishing vessels in the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean – over 20 million square kilometers of deep, rough and icy waters – sounds like a near impossible task. But it turns out that finding them is the easy part,...

Dozens dead... blacklisted and indebted, but still fishing

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | 19 December, 2014 3 comments

As a country with so much invested in high-tech export earnings, Korea's out-of-control distant water fishing industry must be starting to give its politicians and business leaders ulcers. The Oyang 75, sitting in Montevideo, Uruguay,...

Korea's fishing crime wave

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | 10 October, 2014 1 comment

It's incredible to watch the unravelling of the tangled web illegal fishers have woven around their dirty business. Fishing companies have created elaborate webs of deception stretching from Korea to New Zealand, Argentina to South...

Pirate fishing

Topic | 20 March, 2014 at 13:00

Pirate fishing is a multi-billion dollar organised crime and together we are going to shut it down. You don’t need to have a boat to chase them; all you need is a few pieces of paper and the power of persuasion. Keep reading and then get pirate...

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...

Oceans in the Balance

Publication | 6 May, 2013 at 13:00

SECOND EDITION - Updated May 2013 Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. Billions of people rely on our oceans for their food and for employment. In return, we are plundering the oceans of fish, choking them with pollution and...

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.

Strengthen fisheries enforcement to stop pirate fishing, end overfishing crisis -...

Press release | 12 November, 2012 at 14:50

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 
November 12, 2012 – The monitoring of tuna fisheries must be strengthened and transfers of fish at sea banned to end the overfishing crisis in the Indian Ocean, Greenpeace International said on Monday after it again found...

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...

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...

Blacklist

Topic | 14 October, 2010 at 14:00

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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace Africa - people, actions, solutions

Video | 13 November, 2008 at 16:57

Deforestation, overfishing and climate change threaten the future of the environment and the people of Africa.

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...

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...

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 Exposes Tuna Pirate in the High Seas

Press release | 9 May, 2008 at 2:00

Today Greenpeace exposed an illegal tuna purse seiner, the Queen Evelyn 168, in a pocket of international waters between Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia. This Philippines-flagged vessel was at the site of a transfer of...

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.

Taking Tuna Out of the Can

Publication | 11 March, 2008 at 1:00

Global tuna stocks are in big trouble. Tuna is one of the world’s favourite fish, the staple protein in the diet of millions, and the fish at the core of the luxury sashimi market. Today, there is the real possibility that commercial extinction...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Greenpeace launches first public pirate fishing vessel ‘list of shame’ and demands...

Press release | 7 March, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace today launched a first global database of blacklisted, illegal fishing vessels, in a bid to tackle the huge problem of illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, a $9 billion rogue industry which is having a devastating effect...

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...

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,...

Pulp fishin animation

Image | 18 October, 2006 at 18:03

Pulp fishin animation - a different way of looking at marine reserves.

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.

Greenpeace Evidence Prompts Russia to Detain Notorious Pirate Fishing Fleet

Press release | 3 October, 2006 at 2:00

After being presented with a dossier of evidence by Greenpeace, Russian authorities have agreed to detain five notorious pirate fishing vessels (1) in harbour at Svetly, near Kaliningrad.

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).

Greenpeace activists from the Rainbow Warrior

Image | 30 August, 2006 at 15:53

Greenpeace activists from the Rainbow Warrior create a syymbolic "tuna graveyard" with mock crosses inside a tuna ranch in Cartegina, Southeast Spain.

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.

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 rounds up 'wall of death' fishing nets in the Mediterranean sea

Press release | 23 June, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists aboard the Rainbow Warrior early this morning confronted Italian fishing pirates in the Mediterranean sea, some 65 kilometres south of the Italian island of Ponza, confiscating a section of the 8 kilometre long and 12 metre...

Greenpeace demands immediate closure of the Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery

Press release | 22 June, 2006 at 2:00

The bluefin tuna population in the Mediterranean Sea may be on the brink of collapse and the fishery must be closed immediately, said Greenpeace today. The organisation's ship Esperanza, in the Mediterranean on the 4th leg of its fourteen-month...

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...

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 Baltic Sea - A Roadmap to Recovery

Publication | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

This report describes the poor environmental state of the Baltic Sea today and identifies the European Marine Strategy, and the associated proposal for a Directive, as the key political process that could reverse the Baltic's decline. The...

Fishing piracy killing off Mediterranean tuna

Press release | 24 May, 2006 at 2:00

Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean is being driven to the brink of extinction, by unscrupulous fishing piracy and ineffective management, a new Greenpeace report reveals today. The report, "Where have all the tuna gone?" highlights the need for...

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