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Taking 400,000 people on a trip to the Indian Ocean

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | 1 June, 2016

It was a sunny afternoon in April when the Esperanza left port in Madagascar six weeks ago. Its mission: to hunt down Thai Union's destructive fishing operations in the Indian Ocean. Perhaps because of everything achieved since then...

4 reasons to tackle destructive fishing this World Tuna Day

Blog entry by François Chartier | 2 May, 2016

On World Tuna Day, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is at sea stopping the destructive fishing practices of the largest tuna company on the planet – Thai Union – which owns popular tuna brands like John West, Petit Navire, Mareblu and...

How birdwatching helps stop Thai Union's ocean destruction

Blog entry by François Chartier | 26 April, 2016 3 comments

"I have a visual at two o'clock!" We rush to the 'monkey island', the highest platform of the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, where watchers scan the ocean from sunrise to sunset. The ship changes course and heads towards the small floating...

Heading to sea to stop destructive fishing

Blog entry by François Chartier | 19 April, 2016 1 comment

The smell of fish is all around the Greenpeace Esperanza. We’ve been docked in Diego Suarez in Madagascar, getting ready to take on the tuna giant Thai Union again. Fittingly, there’s a fish processing factory right next to the ship...

Indian Ocean

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 18:00

The Indian Ocean provides the world with a quarter of all tuna. But that generosity can't last forever, especially when there are more and more boats catching fewer fish.

Creating a debate on sustainable tuna fishing is the first step towards change

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | 22 May, 2013 1 comment

Our second ship tour of the Indian Ocean as part of the campaign for sustainable tuna fisheries ended last week. Combined with last year's tour, Greenpeace has been patrolling the region for illegal and unsustainable fishing practices...

Artisanal Fishing In Mauritius

Image gallery | 15 May, 2013

IOTC fails to protect vulnerable Indian Ocean albacore tuna, sharks – Greenpeace

Press release | 10 May, 2013 at 20:50

Port Louis, Mauritius, May 10, 2013 – Greenpeace International condemned on Friday the lack of action by Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) members to halt the decline of the region's most vulnerable tuna species and for adopting inadequate...

Calling on IOTC to end overfishing crisis

Video | 8 May, 2013 at 16:00

As Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) members gathered to meet in Mauritius, a flotilla of local fishermen held a joint protest with Greenpeace, calling on the IOTC to act now and clampdown on overfishing. Greenpeace is also attending the IOTC...

Uncovering the hidden destruction of the oceans

Video | 7 May, 2013 at 13:30

Tuna fishing in the Indian Ocean is poorly controlled. Too many boats are taking too many fish, and often use wasteful and destructive fishing techniques.

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