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How I came to believe we need to Change Tuna

Blog entry by Lauren Reid | September 9, 2015

The moment we heard we were boarding our first fishing boat, I was so overwhelmed with excitement and nervousness that I nearly jumped straight off the Rainbow Warrior and into the sea – almost missing the inflatable altogether. I...

7,400 miles later: What we found in the deep blue sea

Blog entry by Rainbow Warrior crew | September 24, 2015

It’s now been 60 days since the Rainbow Warrior set sail from Auckland, New Zealand, travelling far into the Pacific Ocean on a mission to expose why our tuna are going belly up.  In that time we’ve covered 7,400 miles of deep blue.

Not Just Tuna: The truth behind the world’s biggest tuna company

Blog entry by Graham Forbes | October 5, 2015

It's time to change the tuna industry. The global tuna industry is out of control . It is emptying our oceans of fish, harming other marine life and exploiting workers in shocking ways . Workers report being beaten,...

I’m Vegan — Here’s Why I’m Fighting to Change the Tuna Industry

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | October 21, 2015

As a vegan, Dawn Bickett used to feel removed from the issue of sustainable seafood. But after documenting the Pacific tuna industry's destructive ways with the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior, she's determined to do more to protect our...

Why changing the tuna industry means stopping labour abuse

Blog entry by Jackie Dragon | October 21, 2015

The same unbridled economic interests that are driving destruction in our oceans are also allowing horrific labour practices and human rights abuses of workers in the seafood industry. This week, powerful allies joined forces...

Supply Chained: Human rights abuse in the global tuna industry

Blog entry by Tara Buakamsri | November 5, 2015

If you are a tuna lover, chances are good that someone who was forced to work for meagre pay — perhaps even under threat of violence — is behind your tuna curry or teriyaki. Human rights abuses in the tuna industry are serious and...

5 lesser-known threats to the fragile Arctic Ocean

Blog entry by Emily Buchanan | April 19, 2016

You probably know that climate change is melting Arctic ice  with astonishing speed . And while some hear a warning bell, others see a business opportunity. As Arctic ice disappears, oil companies and fishing fleets are moving further...

Biggest Fish: Is This Corporate Giant the Key to Saving the Ocean?

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | April 20, 2016

Thai Union Group -- the owner of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna -- is an industrial monster that has sunk its hooks throughout global seafood markets. Hundreds of thousands of people are taking it on and changing the game for ocean...

Disruption, change and the growing wave against Thai Union tuna

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | May 14, 2016

The waves are surging higher around the Esperanza today. We’re headed north towards busier fishing areas, the horizon line heaving up and down as the ship barrels every which way amid the rolling, white-peaked swell. Waves crash...

Does MPI help the fishing industry dump on New Zealanders?

Blog entry by Russel Norman | May 17, 2016

An explosive report released yesterday by the University of British Columbia and University of Auckland has revealed that the total amount of marine fish caught in New Zealand waters between 1950 and 2010 was 2.7 times more than was...

Are noisy oceans to blame for beached whales?

Blog entry by Fiona Nicholls | May 25, 2016

Noise is the most invisible of all the man-made threats to the ocean, but to whales who ‘see’ by hearing, they simply cannot escape it. Water is an excellent medium for relaying sound, enabling some species of whale to communicate...

How much do you know about whales?

Blog entry by Willie | May 25, 2016

I’m Willie and I’m an oceans campaigner here at Greenpeace. Over the years I’ve had the privilege of seeing lots of whales, both from the deck of Greenpeace ships, and also on whale-watching trips. I’ve been lucky enough to see...

The cat’s out of the bag! Mars puts Thai Union under pressure

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | September 7, 2016

Give yourself a massive pat on the back!  After constant pressure from cat, tuna and ocean lovers alike, calling on global food giant Mars, and its brand Whiskas, to face up to human rights abuses in the supply chain of seafood...

The Amazon Reef: Brazil’s newly discovered and already threatened treasure

Blog entry by Thaís Herrero | January 27, 2017

We’ve launched a new campaign to defend the Amazon Reef, a unique and largely unknown biome that may be soon threatened by oil exploration In the far north of Brazil, where the Amazon River meets the sea, there is a newly-discovere...

The beauty of West Africa’s ocean is overwhelming

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | May 10, 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...

How does plastic end up in the ocean?

Blog entry by Louisa Casson | August 23, 2017

We know our oceans and coastlines are choking on plastic. We’ve all seen plastic bottles, food wrappers and plastic bags polluting beaches, and been horrified by the stories of marine creatures like seabirds and whales starving when...

9 ways to reduce your plastic use

Blog entry by Alice Hunter | August 25, 2017

We’ve all seen the headlines about the huge environmental problems caused by single-use plastics. Governments and corporations have a responsibility to take action – but what can we do to cut down our personal plastic footprints? ...

Really? Are you sure?

Page | June 14, 2010 at 20:56

If you think Junichi and Toru are guilty - surely you missed something. Check the evidence

The world’s slowest emergency response

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | May 16, 2013

If you don’t like the idea of New Zealand becoming the first country to oversee the extinction of a marine dolphin, you should be very worried. I sure am. Six months ago, the NZ Government sought public feedback on its emergency...

Sealord’s change of tuna

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | May 30, 2013

Finally, some long-awaited news: New Zealand’s biggest tuna brand, Sealord, has acknowledged that destructive fish aggregating devices are OUT and more sustainable fishing methods are IN. The company announced yesterday afternoon that...

Ross Sea doco goes global

Blog entry by Peter Young | June 13, 2013

I’m delighted to say that the feature documentary I worked on for the past six years, The Last Ocean , has just been released in 24 countries and seven different languages through  iTunes and a couple of other video on demand...

Japan objects to the protection of sharks - again

Blog entry by Wakao Hanaoka | June 18, 2013

The Japanese government has objected to a decision by CITES, the convention regulating the international trade of wild plants and animals, to regulate the trade of five shark species – including hammerhead, oceanic whitetips and...

Exposed: Iceland's whale hunt (graphic images)

Blog entry by James | June 20, 2013

Sorry these pictures are grim, but it's important we get the message out. This morning, one of our undercover photographers sent pictures showing a magnificent fin whale being harpooned and diced up by an Icelandic ship. The meat...

Whales in the courtroom

Blog entry by John Frizell | July 1, 2013

The courtroom at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in the Netherlands is a long way from the Antarctic. It is a beautiful room with enormous stained glass windows, twelve feet up from the floor, but this is where the...

Best opportunity for the creation of world’s largest marine reserves

Blog entry by Richard Page | July 12, 2013

Once again I am attending a meeting of the strangely named CCAMLR (the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), the organisation responsible for looking after the icy waters that surround Antarctica. ...

Russia says NYET at Ross Sea talks

Blog entry by John Hocevar | July 17, 2013

As I pack up my bags to head home to the US after two weeks in Germany, I have to stop and wonder at how hard it is to get the world working together for a real environmental outcome. I arrived here with about a dozen environmental...

Chipping away at the fin whale trade

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | July 16, 2013

Somewhere between Iceland and Japan, the fin whale got a little bit safer. The 27 metre long mammal is the second largest in the world. It ranges across the globe and can be found less and less in all the major oceans. It's a beautiful...

Deep seabed mining: an emerging threat to our oceans

Blog entry by Richard Page | August 1, 2013

Back in the 1970s, my interest in the ocean, underwater exploration and the weird and wonderful marine life that can be found under the waves had been already been spurred by the films of Jacques Cousteau recording his voyages aboard...

The EnvironmentaLIST: The worst things the tuna industry does to our oceans

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | August 13, 2013

When what you do is hundreds of miles from civilization, it’s pretty easy to get away with some messed up stuff.  The tuna industry in particular can reap the benefits of an “out of sight, out of mind” existence. Here are some of the...

Shark finning in your living room

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | August 26, 2013

Shark finning is banned by many countries but it’s still legal in New Zealand. Not a lot of people know that. But, thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the creative team at Colenso BBDO, we’ve been able to produce and...

NZ not a happy place for sharks

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | August 29, 2013

New Zealand is being left behind as countries around the world move to ban shark finning. This week India joined that movement. Responding to falling shark numbers due, in part, to shark finning the Indian government has announced a...

Shark finning? It just won't fly!

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | September 4, 2013

Right now the New Zealand Government is putting the final touches to its plans for a public consultation about sharks. Unfortunately, what we’re hearing from officials gives little room for optimism that they’ll do the right thing and...

Sharks are awesome. Shark finning is not.

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | September 9, 2013

Sharks are in for an image makeover during New Zealand’s first-ever Shark Awareness Week which starts today! Sharks often make the headlines for the wrong reasons so this week a series of events around NZ will focus on the vital role...

Meet the Tokyo Two

Page | February 23, 2010 at 2:18

While hundreds of millions around the world have spoken out against whaling, Junichi and Toru are the only two currently facing prison time for working to expose the industry's corruption. Here's a little more about them...

Resources

Page | August 9, 2008 at 21:30

The websites below provide further information on endangered species, fisheries, aquaculture and other seafood related subjects.

Whaling on trial

Page | March 11, 2010 at 5:55

Greenpeace activists Toru Suzuki (below, right) and Junichi Sato (below, left) have been facing trial for nearly two years in Japan and are now awaiting a final verdict. They are charged only for theft and trespass -- yet it has always been...

ARCH - the-great-whale-trail

Page | August 17, 2010 at 12:36

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What can I do?

Page | August 6, 2010 at 12:35

We can all act to protect our oceans from overfishing, and from destructive fishing and farming practices by carefully choosing the seafood we buy.

What does sustainable mean?

Page | May 2, 2009 at 4:48

Take action

Page | April 20, 2010 at 0:29

Here's a few things you can do to help put pressure on the supermarkets and the fishing industry.

Documents

Page | December 6, 2006 at 3:18

Below are factsheets, reports and submisions relating to the Greenpeace oceans campaign.

Ban on shark finning moves a step closer…slowly

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | November 11, 2013

Finally some good news. Our government seems to be listening to the tens of thousands of Kiwis who have asked it to ban shark finning in New Zealand waters. Yesterday it announced a proposal to stop the senseless and wasteful...

More fish in the sea

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | November 18, 2013

Our Pacific oceans campaign is focused on ensuring sustainable and equitable fishing in the Pacific. ©Paul Hilton/Greenpeace   Fishing in the pacific is, quite simply put, unfair. Pacific island countries receive a...

Enough is enough; we need to reclaim our seas and fisheries now

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | December 4, 2013

Greenpeace activists unfold a banner next to a cluster of foreign longline fishing vessels at a harbour in the Pacific reading “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!” urging the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)...

Oleg Naydenov arrest shows flag States need to better control their fleets

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | January 10, 2014

In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen  reported a rapid and significant increase  in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29...

Kids Care: Save our Sharks

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | February 21, 2014

Sharks get a bad rap for being ‘dangerous predators’ that need to be controlled. That might be true in Hollywood, but in the real world humans are way more deadly for sharks. Our friend Kaspar Graham-Koorey (and his father) made...

Real pirates plunder and steal

Blog entry by Szabina Mozes | October 21, 2013

It is now more than 30 days since our ship was seized and our 30 friends and colleagues were arrested. They now face a charge of piracy — an absurd charge that carries a maximum 15 year jail sentence.  In the meantime pirate fishing...

Breakthrough! Japanese retailer AEON champions sustainable seafood

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | March 19, 2014

They said it couldn't be done. They said you couldn't change Japanese attitudes to eating seafood. They laughed when we said we planned to change the way some of Japan's biggest corporations, retailers, wholesalers and restaurants buy...

Lessons from Exxon Valdex, 25 years later

Blog entry by Richard Steiner | March 25, 2014

Monday was the 25-year anniversary of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Now seems a good time to reflect on lessons learned, and lessons lost. 1.  Oil spill “cleanup” is a myth . Once oil has spilled, it is impossible to...

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | April 22, 2014

There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory...

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