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Cebu ‘breaks free from plastic’ onboard the Rainbow Warrior

Press release | March 13, 2019 at 11:07

Cebu City, 13 March 2019. - Officials from the provincial government, city government, other local government units and civil society leaders from all over Cebu today gathered onboard the Rainbow Warrior to sign a declaration aiming for the...

Greenpeace Philippines statement on the dead whale in the Philippines with 40kgs of...

Press release | March 19, 2019 at 17:14

Manila, Philippines - A young whale was washed ashore on the beaches of Compostela Valley, the Philippines, on March 15, Friday. An examination on the carcass of the whale revealed that the cause of death are ‘starvation and dehydration’ after it...

Plastic invades ‘centre of the centre’ of global biodiversity hotspot

Press release | April 4, 2019 at 15:20

Greenpeace South East Asia - Philippines has documented plastic pollution in Verde Island Passage, as the group deployed its iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to investigate plastic pollution in the Philippines.

The harsh reality of longline fishing

Feature story | November 15, 2011 at 17:03

On Monday our activists made a gruesome discovery aboard the Chinese Taipei vessel Ming Maan Shyang No. 20

Overfishing

Page | July 22, 2008 at 22:26

Fish stock levels in the Mediterranean Sea are alarmingly low. The European Environment Agency says that over 65 percent of all fish stocks in the region are outside safe biological limits and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation,...

Other threats

Page | May 5, 2009 at 23:31

One of the most serious threats to life in the Mediterranean Sea and indeed every part of the global ocean is climate change. Climate change is already having an impact on the marine environment and this is likely to escalate swiftly, increasing...

Solutions

Page | July 22, 2008 at 22:27

The more we learn about the ocean and how it functions to maintain life on Earth - the more we understand how to preserve it. Just as the Mediterranean performs an important role within the Atlantic Ocean and beyond, so each individual ecosystem...

Map

Page | June 3, 2008 at 19:12

Greenpeace's proposal for a network of marine reserves in the Mediterranean.

Seabed mining

Page | February 4, 2011 at 22:07

The deep seabed, which lies below the oceans beyond the jurisdiction of any state, is home to unusual and rarely studied ecosystems and species. Some hydrothermal vents - underwater 'geysers' driven by volcanic activity - support complex...

Pots and traps

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:41

Pots, traps or ‘creels’ include a variety of designs that take the form of cages or baskets with one or more openings or entrances, with or without bait. They are usually set on the seabed, either singly or in rows, and are connected by ropes...

Hook-and-line

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:41

Hook-and-line is a general term used for a range of fishing methods that employ short fishing lines with hooks in one form or another (as opposed to long-lines). It includes hand-lines, hand-reels, powered reels, rod/pole-and-line, drop lines,...

Pelagic long-lines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Long-lines consist of short lines (called snoods) carrying baited hooks, attached at regular intervals to a longer main line that is laid on the bottom or suspended horizontally with the help of surface floats. Main lines can be over 150 km long...

Bottom long-lines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Long-lines consist of short lines (called snoods) carrying hooks, attached at regular intervals to a longer main line that is laid on, or close to, the seabed. Main lines are up to 150 km long and can carry several thousand hooks.

Pelagic gillnets

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Pelagic gillnets or ‘set nets’ are fine-filament nets that are kept at or below the surface by numerous floats and weights and held in position by anchors. If a fish’s head goes through the net but its body can’t follow, it is ‘gilled’ or...

Bottom gillnets

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Bottom gillnets or ‘set nets’ are fine-filament nets, the lower edge of which touch the seabed, and are held in place by numerous floats, weights and anchors. If a fish’s head goes through the net but its body can’t follow, it is ‘gilled’ or...

Purse seines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:43

Fish are encircled by a large ‘wall’ of net, which is then brought together to retain the fish by using a line at the bottom that enables the net to be closed like a purse.

Pelagic trawls

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:43

The front net sections are often made of very large meshes or ropes, which herd the fish towards the back of the funnel-shaped net. Pelagic trawls may be towed by one or two (pair trawl) boats.

Danish seines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:43

A fishing net, similar to a small trawl net, with a conical net bag with two relatively long wings. Two long heavy ropes, one attached to each wing, are used to encircle a large area of the seabed to herd the fish into the net and then to haul...

Beam trawls

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:44

A type of bottom trawl in which the horizontal opening of the net is provided by a heavy beam mounted at each end on guides or skids that travel along the seabed. On sandy or muddy bottoms, a series of ‘tickler’ chains are strung between the...

Dredges

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:44

Similar to a beam trawl, a dredge consists of a rugged triangular steel frame and tooth-bearing bar, behind which a mat of linked steel rings is secured. A heavy netting cover joins the sides and back of this mat to form a bag in which the catch...

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