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Landmark agreement for the deep-sea

Feature story | 26 May, 2007 at 0:00

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.

Bioprospecting in the deep sea

Publication | 17 November, 2005 at 0:00

The expanding exploration of deep-sea marine biodiversity for scientific, as well as commercial purposes (also knownas “bioprospecting”) has drawn increasing attention to the question of access to and benefits from marine geneticresources in...

Bioprospecting in the deep sea

Publication | 17 November, 2005 at 0:00

The expanding exploration of deep-sea marine biodiversity for scientific, as well as commercial purposes (also knownas “bioprospecting”) has drawn increasing attention to the question of access to and benefits from marine geneticresources in...

Pirate arrested

Feature story | 30 June, 2006 at 0:00

Descending by rope from a helicopter, the Norwegian coastguard boarded a ship bottom- trawling for cod in the Barents Sea yesterday. The pirate fishing vessel flew no flag, had no call sign and no IMO-number, and used the name 'Joana'. But our...

This is BIG! McDonald’s, Tesco, Young’s Seafood... commit to safeguard the Arctic

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 25 May, 2016 2 comments

Amazing news! Today an entire industry including major global brands  McDonald’s , Tesco , Young’s Seafood and Iglo agreed to push back against destruction of our pristine Arctic waters. Together with the Norwegian Fishing...

Bottom trawling: the UN decides

Feature story | 17 November, 2006 at 0:00

This week will be our last chance for the UN to call for a moratorium on bottom trawling. The world is watching as Canada and Spain threaten to scupper what scientists call an "overwhelming" case. Take action now!

South Pacific fisheries - getting hot in Chile

Feature story | 27 April, 2007 at 0:00

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.

Estonian ship caught in the act, hiding its catch

Press release | 10 August, 2005 at 0:00

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. ...

Greenpeace films shrimp boats bottom trawling near vulnerable soft corals

Press release | 2 August, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace is calling on the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) to impose an immediate moratorium on high seas bottom trawling, so that vulnerable areas of deep-sea biodiversity that exist within its boundaries can be clearly...

Seamounts: Rest Stops and Filling Stations for Tuna and Swordfish

Publication | 30 August, 2006 at 0:00

At a workshop held in New Caledonia in March of this year, scientists examined the pivotal role of seamounts in relation to commercially important pelagic species such as albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis), bigeye tuna...

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