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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...

Blacklist

Topic | 14 October, 2010 at 14:00

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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...

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.

A fishy identity crisis

Feature story | 14 March, 2006 at 1:00

So you own five illegal trawlers called the Oyra, Ostroe, Okhotino, Olchan and Ostrovets. Things aren't looking good for you when in 2005, your boats are involved in the collapse of the fish stocks of the North Atlantic. Sounds like you need a...

Discussing destruction

Feature story | 3 March, 2006 at 1:00

High-seas bottom trawling is destroying deep-sea habitats before we even know about them. For the umpteenth time in the last three years, politicians are meeting to discuss (maybe) doing something about it. While they talk deep-sea destruction is...

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.

Spain commits to action on stolen fish from West Africa, destined for European plates

Press release | 18 April, 2006 at 2:00

Spanish officials today agreed that they would declare that a 200-tonne cargo of fish stolen from West Africa is illegal, when they receive official confirmation from Guinea - following six days of Greenpeace occupation and several hours of...

Greenpeace stops pirate fishing vessels in European port

Press release | 11 March, 2006 at 1:00

This morning Greenpeace activists prevented four pirate fishing trawlers from leaving Rostock harbour with chains and oil drums. One vessel was chained to the harbour wall and hung with a banner reading 'Stop pirate fishing'. A fifth trawler left...

Greenpeace present unique offer to the Icelandic Government

Press release | 5 September, 2003 at 2:00

Supported by the arrival of the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace today launched a public tour that will take the ship around the small North Atlantic Island. At the same time Greenpeace presented an offer to the Icelandic...

Making Piracy History

Feature story | 27 February, 2006 at 1:00

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Estonian ship caught in the act, hiding its catch

Press release | 10 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace swimmers with flares and a buoy reading "stop deep sea destruction" clung to the bow of the Estonian flagged bottom trawler Lootus II in the foggy Northwest Atlantic protesting what is happening out of sight in international waters. ...

Staunch whaling nation, but for how long?

Press release | 16 September, 2003 at 2:00

The Rainbow Warrior this morning met with the Icelandic whaling vessel Sigurbjörg on the south coast of Iceland and documented the whale hunt. Meanwhile the Icelandic Government is reviewing the ongoing so called scientific whaling in Iceland.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

Findus fires fishy suppliers

Feature story | 23 January, 2006 at 1:00

In a show of consumer power, Scandinavian frozen food giant Findus has agreed to stop selling illegally caught fish. The people at Findus immediately responded when their company's dealings with pirate fisheries were exposed on Swedish national TV.

Toothy, tasty and under threat

Feature story | 28 October, 2002 at 1:00

A tasty fish with a toothy grin is prized loot for modern pirates. With a market value of US$10 a kilogram, toothfish are on the losing end of a massive international and illegal treasure hunt. Even member countries of the regional conservation...

Totem Pole protest

Feature story | 1 November, 2002 at 1:00

It's one of the most difficult vertical climbs in Australia - the country leading the drive to list the toothfish under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). It overlooks the ocean to the south of Australia where...

Summit 'flop' says fish

Feature story | 2 September, 2002 at 2:00

Our expert marine correspondent C. Creature is in Johannesburg this week and is reporting from the Earth Summit that there is something fishy about “the first victory of the summit” and the great claims to protect threatened fish stocks.

Make Piracy History

Press release | 27 February, 2006 at 1:00

After spending 73 days at sea defending the whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is preparing to set sail again, this time to turn world attention on the plague of pirate fishing (1). Every day, in every...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Widespread destruction and fisheries mismanagement in the Northwest Atlantic

Press release | 12 August, 2005 at 2:00

The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, returned to Halifax today with evidence of deep-sea destruction by high seas bottom trawlers. Greenpeace has collected images and documentation of the damage to deep-sea fish stocks and habitats in the...

"The cod has gone, the rest is next"

Press release | 25 July, 2005 at 2:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived in the Northwest Atlantic today to document the indiscriminate devastation of deep-sea marine ecosystems caused by the most destructive of all industrial fishing methods - high seas bottom trawling.

18 years of whaling and no science or fish to show for it

Press release | 12 November, 2004 at 1:00

Japan's 'research' whaling fleet has gone to the Antarctic again today, to discover if whales really do eat fish!

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Victory - pirates in deep deep trouble

Feature story | 18 April, 2006 at 2:00

After a chase of over 1000 miles, a six day occupation and hours of diplomatic negotiations, Spain has finally agreed to declare the cargo from the "Binar 4'" - 200 tonnes of fish stolen from West Africa - illegal. Guinean officials also...

Pirate ship boarded and branded

Feature story | 13 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists from the Esperanza have climbed on board an illegal cargo vessel full of fish stolen from Guinean waters. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation tailed the "Binar 4" for six days, as it sailed from West Africa to dump its...

CITES: Survival hangs from thread

Feature story | 13 November, 2002 at 1:00

Two dramatic Greenpeace actions today and yesterday stressed the plight of endangered species to delegates who will vote to decide their fate. Decisions being made this week on toothfish, sharks, and elephants and other threatened species at the...

Species survival plans crucial at CITES

Feature story | 4 November, 2002 at 1:00

Theories abound for dinosaurs' dramatic exit from the planet millions of years ago. Now another mass extinction is underway on Earth, but this time the cause is amply clear: humans. It's time to stop trading Earth's biodiversity for profits, and...

Greenpeace intercepts pirate fishing vessel and demands its arrest

Press release | 20 September, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today confronted another unregulated bottom trawler, the 'Kerguelen', and prevented her from setting her nets in the international section of the Barents Sea, known as the 'Loophole'.

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