2009 Press Releases

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Greenpeace protests against US, Panama ships for plunder of Pacific tuna

Press release | 17 September, 2009 at 2:00

Pacific Ocean– Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today painted "Fueling Plunder" and "Tuna Plunder" on the hull of Panamanian-flagged tanker MV Fong Seong 888 in protest against its role in fueling the unabated fishing operations in...

Greenpeace: tar sands blockade continues as challenge to Obama and Harper

Press release | 16 September, 2009 at 2:00

As Canadian prime minister Harper and US President Obama prepare for their meeting in Washington today, 20 Greenpeace activists from Canada, France, and the US continue to blockade Shell’s Albian Sands open-pit mine in Canada's tar sands.

Message to Obama: Climate leaders don’t buy tar sands

Press release | 15 September, 2009 at 19:32

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada - 15 September 2009 - As Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper prepares to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington, 25 Greenpeace activists from Canada, the US, and France have blocked a mining operation at...

Greenpeace confiscates Korean tuna fishing gear

Press release | 14 September, 2009 at 2:00

Pacific Ocean – Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, campaigning to end the destruction of the world’s oceans, today confiscated fishing gear from Korean longline ship MFV Oryong 717 in the international waters of the Pacific which is...

Greenpeace calls on governments to support a ban on Bluefin Tuna Trade

Press release | 11 September, 2009 at 13:05

Greenpeace activists on board the Rainbow Warrior today demanded immediate action to protect the endangered Mediterranean bluefin tuna from commercial extinction by deploying buoys marked 'Crime Scene' around cages holding bluefin tuna being...

Urgent action by Japan needed to protect the Pacific tuna

Press release | 11 September, 2009 at 2:00

Western Pacific Ocean – Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, campaigning to end the destruction of the world’s oceans, today unfurled banners saying "Marine Reserves Now" and "No Return from Overfishing" after witnessing Japanese purse...

Taiwanese ships caught illegally transferring tuna at sea

Press release | 2 September, 2009 at 2:00

Western Pacific Ocean – Two Taiwanese longline tuna fishing vessels were today caught by Greenpeace in the act of illegally transferring fish at sea (1). Fishing vessels Her Hae and Jia Yu Fa were carrying tuna and shark fins, and were...

Greenpeace online petition shows market demand for sustainable Pacific skipjack tuna

Press release | 1 September, 2009 at 18:08

Greenpeace has today announced that over 70 million tins of sustainable, pole-and-line-caught Pacific skipjack tuna have been pre-ordered as part of an online campaign to promote the development of sustainable and equitable pole-and-line skipjack...

Asia’s future melts away as climate talks stall

Press release | 28 August, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace has placed ice sculptures of 100 children at the Temple of Earth in Beijing, China, today, symbolising the disappearing future of the more than 1 billion people in Asia who are threatened with water shortages by the changing climate.

Greenpeace ship heading to Pacific to protect threatened tuna stocks

Press release | 27 August, 2009 at 2:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is sailing to the Western and Central Pacific Ocean to protect threatened Pacific tuna stocks (1), as the fishing industry reports record catches.

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