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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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