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Made in Taiwan

Publication | 14 April, 2016 at 4:30

Illegality and criminal wrongdoing in Taiwanese fisheries are increasingly well documented. Yet too often these very serious problems are reported and dealt with by Taiwanese authorities as if they were isolated incidents - the responsibility of...

Our oceans, our responsibility

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | 24 February, 2017 1 comment

For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life as a sailor and a captain. So you can imagine I feel a special tie to our blue planet. The many...

The beauty of West Africa’s ocean is overwhelming

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | 4 May, 2017

Sailing across the nutrient rich waters of the West African Atlantic Ocean these past two months, I have been lucky enough to see an incredible array of wildlife. Whales, dolphins and pelicans, I have met them all in this trip. And I...

I saw the plunder of our oceans with my own eyes

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | 27 April, 2017 2 comments

Four days, four cases of illegal fishing in Sierra Leone It was just before lunchtime on the Esperanza when a dot appeared unexpectedly on our radar. The onboard team had been discussing the four kilograms of shark fins we had found...

Greenpeace renews call to end illegal fishing at Interpol forum

Press release | 26 February, 2013 at 17:06

Lyon, 26 February 2013 – As Interpol convenes its first meeting to address the illegal fishing crisis, Greenpeace renewed its demand to end illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, calling for stricter enforcement and the elimination of...

Sharks butchered for questionable cure-all

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | 2 June, 2015 1 comment

It's a macabre case spanning continents. A European vessel crewed by under paid and ill-treated Indonesian fishermen turned up in the port of Suva this week. Meanwhile, an illegal shipment of sharks, shark fins and other fish from...

New evidence shows Chinese, West African governments must rein in rogue fishing fleet

Press release | 20 May, 2015 at 12:34

Beijing/Dakar, 20 May, 2015 – At least 74 fishing vessels owned and operated by four Chinese Distant Water Fishing (DWF) companies have been exposed for fishing illegally in prohibited fishing grounds in West Africa and falsifying their gross...

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...

After decades of lawlessness, could the seafood industry finally be ready for change?

Blog entry by Graham Forbes | 30 May, 2017

Are we on the cusp of changing the destructive seafood industry forever? For years, the seafood industry has profited from forced labour, illegal fishing,  ocean destruction and the needless slaughter of marine life. Tuna...

Rainbow Warrior prevents illegal fishing ship's escape

Press release | 27 July, 2009 at 2:00

Italian marine authorities have confiscated 15 kilometres of driftnets and an illegal catch of 30 bluefin tuna and swordfish from the Italian fishing vessel Frederica II, yesterday. The vessel had tried to flee, but the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow...

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