Ocean Missions

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Many environmental organizations, fisheries enforcement officials, scientists, celebrities, government officials and fishermen have sailed in partnership with Greenpeace to defend our oceans and show what is happening on the water.  Too often what is happening far out at sea is also out of mind.

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Ocean Expedition 2013

Publication | 17 October, 2013 at 13:20

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza was in the Indian Ocean for two months investigating fishing vessels operating illegally or using highly destructive and wasteful fishing techniques.

Ocean Expeditions 2012

Publication | 26 February, 2013 at 15:57

In 2012, the Rainbow Warrior undertook a 9-week expedition through the Indian Ocean's fishing grounds, and the Esperanza undertook a 3-week expedition in Pacific Commons Area 1 and the EEZ of Palau. Both expeditions documented fishing operations;...

Defending Our Pacific 2011

Publication | 23 March, 2012 at 8:00

Summary of findings from the Esperanza's expedition, September - December 2011.

Defending Our Pacific 2009

Publication | 20 November, 2009 at 9:39

Key findings of the Greenpeace Esperanza “Defending Our Pacific” Expedition 23 August – 19 October 2009, documenting unsustainable and illegal fishing practices.

Plundering the Pacific 2008

Publication | 2 October, 2008 at 12:50

How transhipping at sea by Philippine fleets facilitates the launder and plunder of West and Central Pacific tuna

Plundering the Pacific 2006

Publication | 23 October, 2006 at 13:05

Greenpeace and fisheries authorities from Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Kiribati have, over the course of seven weeks, undertaken joint surveillance and enforcement exercises in the Pacific. The work included patrolling the exclusive...

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