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

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | December 3, 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)...

Spread holiday cheer while Defending our Oceans

Feature story | December 3, 2013 at 12:16

This Yuletide season, you can help protect our precious seas, and at the same time make your loved ones feel special. When you purchase a red or green Lagu beach-friendly blanket*, PHP 50 from the sale will be donated to Greenpeace on your behalf...

We rebut Gazprom’s absurd claims about the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | October 9, 2013

In a recent news   item   on the   BBC , Artur Akopov, chief of operations on the Prirazlomnaya, made a number of absurd claims about the safety of the peaceful Greenpeace action on the side of Gazprom’s giant oil platform. In a   ...

3 oil spills in 3 countries in 2 weeks

Blog entry by Zelda Soriano | August 16, 2013

It’s been a bad few weeks for the oceans of Southeast Asia, with three separate petrochemical spills polluting our waters, endangering biodiversity and livelihoods. Coming hot on the heels of the spill in Thailand on July 27,...

Shaping up for a fin-filled Shark Week

Blog entry by William Mackenzie | August 5, 2013

It’s Shark Week. You're allowed to be excited. If you already like sharks you will doubtless be thrilled that the internet is awash with sharp-finned fun. But if you don't know much about sharks, or are a bit wary because they're...

Building a region of ocean defenders

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | July 26, 2013

It is easy to recognise our deep connection with the oceans, which have sustained and fed our communities for centuries, and undoubtedly many of us share a feeling of longing and awe when we gaze at the beauty of our seas. But it's...

In pursuit of illegal fishers

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | July 22, 2013

It’s a starry night out here on-board the MY Esperanza as we sail to our next destination - Manila. The waves are calm, just perfect as we drift through the night. The air is humid; maybe in a while the rain will visit us, just like...

The plight of fisherfolk in Donsol

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | July 17, 2013

“What small fishermen like us catch in one month, the pangulong will catch in one night.” These words keep on reverberating in my mind after watching the video of Jaime Rabulan, a Donsol resident who fish for a living.   ...

Reunited with the City of Gentle People

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | July 15, 2013

I first set foot in Dumaguete in the year 2000 to take my college application exam. But little did my parents know I just really wanted to go out of town. Upon arrival, I was amazed at how clean the port was—one could still see fishes...

Revisiting Apo

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | July 11, 2013

I first came to Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental in the 1990s to accompany several international delegates participating in a study tour on Coastal Resource Management.  Our objective was to show a model marine reserve wherein the...

Hope amid devastation in one of the world’s best marine sanctuaries

Feature story | July 10, 2013 at 17:18

Divers from Silliman University, Coastal Conservation and Education foundation, and Greenpeace today surveyed the massive coral damage in Apo Island. The documentation of the reef check in Apo Island is part of the activities around the visit of...

Hope on the waterfront

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | July 8, 2013

It’s strange how just the sight of the M/Y Esperanza’s green hull seemed to vanquish part, if not all of that stress from those months of making arrangements for its arrival. Perhaps there really is something about arriving ships...

Planet Earth is planet ocean

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | June 8, 2013

Seen from space the Earth is covered in a blue mantle. Planet Earth is planet ocean as it engulfs the enormously deep and endless frontier of our planet. Without the global ocean there would be no life on Earth. As a...

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | June 4, 2013

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

Giving fisherfolk a reason to celebrate

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | May 31, 2013

The Philippine government has declared May to be the National Month of the Ocean, meant to celebrate our seas which are among the richest in biodiversity in the world. At the end of Oceans month, we pay tribute to tireless efforts of...

The perfect design

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | May 22, 2013

Four years ago, amidst real estate developers’ promises of nature and symptoms of poor urban planning, I found myself musing over mankind’s obsession with progress. This never ending pursuit for an easier way of doing things even moved...

Sailing through the world’s richest waters – Rainbow Warrior arrives in Indonesia

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | May 9, 2013

I grew up in West Papua, which sits in the far west of the world’s biggest archipelago. I studied forestry in the province’s capital, but grew up in another city called Jayapura. If West Papua is considered frontier land, then Jayapura...

Botong Lunhaw (Green Vote)

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | May 4, 2013

Yesterday, we received a lovely poem written by Jason Occidental, a 5th year BS Computer Engineering student at Ateneo de Davao University. According to Jason, he got so inspired after attending the "Berde Ka Ba?", a Green Electoral...

Saving the environment—more fun in the Philippines

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | April 22, 2013

Last Sunday, thousands came to celebrate Earth Day along Manila Bay in style. Some came dressed up as fish, while others came as Philippine mythical creatures believed to cause sickness to those who’ll destroy their homes. A cultural...

Illegal fishing: what happens at sea too often stays at sea

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | February 27, 2013

The problem of illegal fishing is enormous and Greenpeace has been working hard to combat illegal fishing for many years, as we try to protect our oceans and ensure future generations have fish and fishing jobs.  We have sent ships...

Making up for lost time

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 25, 2013

The pronouncement that February 25 is a working holiday is a clear indication that the significance of the first EDSA People Power Revolution is no longer in the collective consciousness of many Filipinos in recent years. I cannot...

Solace for Freedom Island

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | February 11, 2013

Our cultural narrative as Filipinos is closely linked to the seas. Thus, it cannot be gainsaid that when we cut mangroves, kill corals and exploit marine life, we are taking away parts of ourselves—making us incomplete, as individuals,...

8 reasons why Shell can't be trusted in the Arctic

Blog entry by Franziska | January 4, 2013

Shell's  most recent 'mishap'  a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in...

More than words...

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 31, 2012

This year was a blast in the Southeast Asian region —  and globally —  as we have achieved a lot which makes us a bit closer to the future we want: a green and peaceful planet. None of it would have been possible without the support...

More boats and more fishing will end up in empty plates and empty future

Blog entry by Apple Chow | December 6, 2012 1 comment

Fishing is not quite what it used to be. Even in the Pacific where images of sunny shores, palm tress and little canoes may prevail, reality underneath the waves is quite something else. Some of the biggest and most powerful fishing...

It's simple: Ban the FAD

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | December 5, 2012

Philippines is a great country. " It’s more fun in the Philippines " is an aptly coined slogan for its tourism campaign. Greenpeace put that slogan to the test this morning with an impromptu activity aimed at delivering a similar...

Pacific must solidify their position to save its ocean

Blog entry by Navi Tuivuniwai | November 29, 2012

The annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is scheduled to kick start in Manila, Philippines on December 2, 2012. On board the MY Esperanza, we’ve just completed the last leg of the  “Defending...

Ocean Defender Ship Tour

Feature story | November 28, 2012 at 14:10

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is in the final part of the "Save our Oceans Asia Pacific Tour" after visiting South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Palau, and is now en route to Manila for the upcoming Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission...

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A day in the life of Geneviva

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | November 26, 2012

On board the African Queen, one of MY Esperanza ’s inflatable boats, we approached GENEVIVA, a purse seine fishing vessel from the Philippines. As we got nearer, the crew from the ship gave their genuine smiles and even gave us a hand...

Today's action, tomorrow's impact: a diver's reflection

Blog entry by Wansiri Rongrongmuang | November 23, 2012

Vast indigo ocean, endless blue sky with different shades of clouds and a small group of determined people wanting to change something, here I am in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with Greenpeace. It was almost like I used my...

Etching the Pacific ‘Storyboard’ of our Oceanic Realm

Blog entry by Seni Nabou | November 20, 2012

One of the first delights I first discovered when I first visited Palau in mid-2000 was that  similar to Papua New Guinea , storyboards – carvings etched in wooden slabs depicting stories / myths / legends – were also a  traditional...

Time is running out for tuna

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping | November 12, 2012

Sailing with the ship, flying with a helicopter, diving in the middle of the sea, I am on the journey of defending the Pacific Ocean. I have been working on a campaign to help Pacific tuna to recover for more than 3 years, yet...

Defend our oceans

Feature story | November 8, 2012 at 16:05

There’s more to the sea than the endless stretch of blue water. This vast global ocean pulses around our world driving the natural forces which maintain life on our planet. And beneath the waves, the ocean is also pulsing with life—a staggering...

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The Esperanza's back in the Pacific

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | November 6, 2012

The sun has just set on my first day back on board the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza. It’s been six years since I last sailed on the Esperanza for our Pacific fisheries campaign and I am glad to see how much...

IUU fishing? A big "no-no" in Palau

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | November 3, 2012

Palau, because of its beach and scenery, reminds me so much of the Philippines. Interestingly, similarities between the two countries range from vegetation to countries that ruled them. But what sets Palau different from the...

Two ships, one vision for our oceans

Blog entry by Steve Smith, Greenpeace International | October 14, 2012

Thousands of miles apart, two Greenpeace ships propelled our global oceans campaign forward today. This morning in Taiwan – home to the world’s largest tuna fishing fleet – Greenpeace activists took action at the largest...

Musings of a "mermaid ecowarrior"

Blog entry by Jenica Dizon, Oceans Guest Blogger | August 6, 2012

The sudden roar of the engines brought the speedboat to life as it skimmed through the mild current. I marveled at the boundless ocean in the horizon. I felt jittery during the boat ride as a mixture of anxiety and excitement swept me.

Reversing a decline: Give fish a chance

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | July 23, 2012 1 comment

"Our future as human beings depends on our intelligent and prudent use of the oceans." - Nelson Mandela The recent Pole and Line Forum in General Santos City, the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, opened up many major fronts in our...

We need fewer boats, more fish to save our oceans

Blog entry by Mark Dia | May 26, 2012

I’m here in Bangkok at a gathering of hundreds of tuna business officials , policy-makers and even a few environmental advocates like myself. It’s been a long week of discussion about the future of the industry, including a lot...

International Biodiversity Day focuses on marine world

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | May 22, 2012

"Despite its importance, marine biodiversity — the theme of this year's International Day for Biological Diversity — has not fared well at human hands. Commercial over-exploitation of the world’s fish stocks is severe. Many species...

Tweeting up a storm for tuna at the WCPFC

Blog entry by Nathaniel Pelle | March 30, 2012

Yesterday in Guam we spent much of the morning discussing the WCPFC’s Technical and Compliance Committee’s Provisional Monitoring Report from their 7 th regular session on Surveillance and zzzzzz…….  If you didn’t fall asleep...

If opening our pockets would mean emptying them...

Blog entry by Mark Dia | March 28, 2012

With more than 7,000 islands the Philippines has a coastline longer than the United States. We are surrounded by water, in fact more than 2 million square kilometers. A majority the Philippine population eat fish, with 80% of animal...

Our leaders can and should save the Pacific tuna next week

Blog entry by Duncan Williams, Greenpeace Australia | March 20, 2012

Ocean stewardship in the Pacific has come a long way. Ask a Pacific islander fifty years ago about managing fish and you would have been greeted with a look of bemusement. After all, fish back in the day were thought of as unlimited.

Letting our oceans breathe

Blog entry by Mark Dia | March 16, 2012

Have you ever stopped doing what you do for a moment and think about where you get all the things you need to live?  Our Oceans.  Every second breath we take comes from it.  A lot of what we eat live in it.  Jobs of many of our...

Shark-finning fines add to spotlight on Taiwan's ocean destruction

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau, Greenpeace Australia Pacific | February 16, 2012

Late last year, while I was onboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, we discovered a Taiwanese ship, the Sheng Chi Hui Number 7,  catching and finning sharks  in Palauan waters. This is a sad, destructive and unfortunately widespread...

Maraming salamat po

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 25, 2011

Happy holidays. Season’s greetings. Merry Christmas. It all seems pretty much the same as this holiday season is about celebrating life and the hope that it brings when people take it upon themselves to do something out of the...

My Christmas wish: responsible fishing in the Pacific

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | December 20, 2011

My job as a Greenpeace oceans campaigner has sent me to lots of places in the past ten years- on land and at sea. Last month, I was in Manila, Philippines to meet with the president of Frabelle fishing corporation, one of the...

Year in Pictures 2011

Blog entry by Mike Townsley | December 20, 2011

2011 was the year the bottom shook the top, the year the ballerina danced on the bull, and “The Protestor” was named Time Magazine person of the year. The faces in our Year in Pictures pay testament and tribute to our contribution...

Up up in the sky spotting pirates

Blog entry by Joan Meris | December 6, 2011

Pirates, in my imagination, are valiant seafarers in search of richness and glory in the high seas. In the olden days, they are regarded with fear and loathing for tales run wild of ghastly misdemeanors.  They rob, hijack and loot...

Kababayan towards a more sustainable tuna fishery

Blog entry by Joan Meris | November 22, 2011

“Arya!” shouted the captain.  This word reverberated around Purple Lilac 888 as it readied itself to release its net. “Arya” , which literally means “forge ahead”, is a Philippine term used in fishing jargon to refer to the...

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