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The power of your plate

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | March 7, 2017

For a country of 7,641 islands with a population of more than 100 million, more than half of which are living in coastal areas, an empty ocean means food insecurity, malnutrition, and further hardships to our fisher folk, who have been...

Greenpeace calls for less talk, more action on global overfishing

Press release | March 17, 2014 at 16:53

Manila, 17 March 2014 – Ministers from some of the world’s largest fishing powers, including the EU, the US, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines recently gathered at a high-level international conference in Greece, where they reiterated...

Roadmap to Roadmap to Recovery of Philippine Oceans

Publication | May 28, 2014 at 22:56

The Roadmap to Recovery for the Philippine Oceans is an urgent proposal to reverse the deteriorating condition of the country’s marine resources – the need to safeguard the health of our oceans, the viability of coastal communities and national...

Fisherfolk groups to President Aquino: Save Philippine fisheries, adopt Roadmap to...

Press release | May 30, 2014 at 14:12

Manila, Philippines, 30 May 2014 – On the eve of National Fisherfolk’s Day, close to 1,000 people from fisherfolk groups, civil society and non-government organizations marched to Malacañang in festive sea creature costumes to deliver their...

Greenpeace unveils a photo exhibit on shark appreciation and conservation

Press release | August 13, 2014 at 14:23

Cebu City, Philippines, 10 August 2014— Hunted accidentally or with impunity, sharks species are now facing extinction, causing worldwide concern over the sustainability of their species. Greenpeace today marked the beginning of Shark Week with...

Briefing Paper: Forum on Fish Aggregating Devices

Publication | September 3, 2014 at 13:10

Fish aggregating devices (FADs), called payao in the Philippines and rumpon in Indonesia, are large floating objects deployed by fishing vessels to attract fish and make easier the task of finding and catching them. FADs work because tuna and a...

Pacific tuna stock on the brink of disaster

Press release | September 3, 2014 at 13:43

General Santos City, Philippines— On the eve of the 16th National Tuna Congress, stakeholders from civil society, non-government organizations and the fisheries sector strongly urged fishing nations like the Philippines to monitor and...

Greenpeace expose juvenile ‘baby’ tuna catch in Philippine tuna industry

Press release | December 2, 2014 at 13:01

Manila Philippines – Greenpeace today released the results of an investigation into juvenile bycatch, showing evidence that ‘baby’ skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna are unloaded regularly at the General Santos fish port. The investigation was...

We have the power to change the tuna industry for good

Blog entry by Ephraim Batungbacal | December 6, 2018

Sustainably Caught Canned Tuna Pams pole and line caught canned tuna. Pams is the home brand for Foodstuffs, one of New Zealand's two main supermarket companies. Foodstuffs introduced pole and line tuna to its Pams range in 2011...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.   ...

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...

IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | April 1, 2014

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s  report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous  impacts and...

Tuna are for life, not just for lunch

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | May 2, 2014

Tuna are awesome. We don’t get to say that enough, so since it’s World Tuna Day , I want to make amends. These fish are majestic ocean wanderers who have earned their place in history. But because tuna are now a  a globally-traded...

My memories of Kinilaw: a celebration of the sea’s bounty and beyond

Blog entry by Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou | May 25, 2015

I truly find comfort by the sea. In Cebu, we lived near the ocean, and so it was easy to swim on a whim. We could take a ten- to fifteen-minute tricycle ride from our village to the nearest beach, if no one wanted to drive us there.

Stopping Thai Union from trashing our seas


Blog entry by Arifsyah Nasution | May 17, 2016

I’m onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Western Indian Ocean on an important tuna quest. Tuna is probably the most popular seafood commodity out there. People eat it for a number of reasons, mostly as a convenient and...

Why is CITES important for us Filipinos?

Blog entry by Dennis Bryan Bait-it | September 29, 2016

After traveling thousands of miles from the beautiful island paradise of Malapascua in the Philippines, I am now in Johannesburg, South Africa, to tell the stories about how thresher sharks are valuable not just to our oceans, but to...

To ensure fish for the future

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | April 7, 2017

I couldn’t stop thinking of my favorite Galunggong fish (roundscad) back in the Philippines while observing a meeting of world’s governments at the United Nations in New York! Popularly known as poor man’s fish in my country due to its...

Marine conservationists commend Philippine Airlines for its shark ban

Press release | April 24, 2014 at 16:32

Manila, Philippines, April 24, 2014— Online pressure has prompted the Philippines’ national airline, Philippine Airlines (PAL), to publicly announce its commitment to sustainable development approximately 12 hours after a petition at change.org...

National protection strongly urged for the conservation of local sharks and rays species

Press release | August 18, 2014 at 13:46

Cebu City, 15 August 2014— Around 150 representatives from civil society, government, tourism and business sectors, marine conservationists, divers and the academe gathered today at the Cebu Provincial Capitol to show their commitment to protect...

Press Centre

Hub | August 1, 2007 at 16:32

The rejection of Gina is a rejection of change: Greenpeace Statement on the...

Press release | May 3, 2017 at 17:08

Manila-- A day after the third confirmation hearing of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Regina Paz Lopez, the Commission on Appointments voted to reject Lopez for the environment agency post.

Greenpeace blockades DENR, declares environment agency ‘not open for business’

Press release | May 8, 2017 at 12:00

08 May 2017 Manila, Philippines – Activists from Greenpeace Philippines today blockaded the gates of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) head office in Quezon City to protest the continued control of the Philippine...

Greenpeace Philippines reaction to the appointment of Roy Cimatu as DENR Secretary

Press release | May 9, 2017 at 17:16

In reaction to the appointment of Roy Cimatu as the new Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary, Vince Cinches, Political Campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines, said:

Football and bottom trawling

Page | April 13, 2007 at 15:35

Can't see the link between football and scraping the oceans floors of all life with bottom trawling? Produced during the world cup 2006, this animation will give you a whole new insight into the beautiful game...

Videos

Hub | April 1, 2005 at 2:17

Coalition pushes for environmental agenda ahead of 2nd Presidential debate

Press release | March 16, 2016 at 15:25

Cebu City – Environmental and community groups band together with members of the church, academe, cause-oriented and civil society organizations, to amplify their call for a more robust discussion of environmental agendas in the 2ndPiliPinas...

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...

Ocean Defenders

Image gallery | November 16, 2012

Windows On The Whales' World

Page | November 14, 2007 at 0:16

Humpback whales are among the widest-ranging animals on Earth. Each year, they leave productive summer feeding grounds in high latitudes to undertake a migration that will take them anywhere from 1,500 to 5,000 miles (2,400 to 8,000 kilometres),...

Apo Island Marine Reserve

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:11

Apo Island is home to the world's oldest community based marine reserve. The sanctuary was created over 20 years ago and has proven succesfull in sustaining marine life and improving the lives of the islands inhabitants.

Greenpeace echoes UN call: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Anti-Whaling...

Press release | February 12, 2010 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists in Manila today called on the Japanese government for justice for two colleagues arrested in Japan in 2008 for anti-whaling activities. The activists delivered a letter to Japan’s Ambassador to the Philippines and placed...

Apo Island 'ray of hope' for oceans, Greenpeace says

Press release | August 30, 2006 at 8:00

Apo Island Marine Reserve in central Philippines is a 'ray of hope' for oceans around the world, Greenpeace said today during the visit of the ship MY Esperanza to the famous reserve. The Esperanza was welcomed in pristine Apo Island by the local...

Greenpeace urges PH to push for marine reserves & an end to tuna overfishing

Press release | November 11, 2011 at 21:15

Greenpeace called on the Philippine government to join neighbouring Pacific Island coastal states in efforts to create healthy oceans for future generations, which would also ensure economic prosperity and boost food security in the region.

Shocking Video of Tuna Industry’s Wasteful Fishing Practices

Press release | November 17, 2011 at 14:56

Shocking new video footage captured by a tuna industry whistleblower, was released by Greenpeace today, revealing the routine careless slaughter of marine species, including whale sharks, rays and whales, as purse-seine vessels deploying Fish...

Greenpeace catches pirate fishers in the Pacific

Press release | November 25, 2011 at 15:20

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza interrupted an illegal transhipment and demonstrated against illegal fishing in a tuna-rich area called the Pacific Commons [1]. The illegal, unregistered purse seine vessels were caught fishing and...

Destructive tuna fishing kills whales and whale sharks

Press release | March 28, 2012 at 17:29

Guam -- Supermarkets worldwide continue to stock tuna caught using fishing methods which kill whales, Greenpeace revealed as regional leaders meet to decide the future of the world’s largest tuna fishery in the Pacific.

Tuna Commission weakens Pacific tuna protection in Guam meeting

Press release | April 3, 2012 at 18:23

Protection of dwindling tuna stocks in the Pacific Ocean now has to rely on weak measures that could put bigeye tuna populations in free fall to depletion. This developed as a result of breakdown in agreements on necessary conservation measures...

Time and tuna running out: Greenpeace

Press release | May 22, 2012 at 21:27

Bangkok, Thailand -- To prevent the irreversible destruction of the world’s marine ecosystems, Greenpeace is calling for “less boats, more fish” at Infofish 2012, the global tuna industry’s biennial convention, held in Bangkok this week.

Decline of Philippine seas can be reversed via sustainable practices: Greenpeace

Press release | July 18, 2012 at 15:31

Sustainable fishing practices are crucial in reversing the ongoing decline of the Philippine seas, Greenpeace said today during a media briefing in the country’s tuna capital.

Defending Our Pacific

Publication | March 23, 2012 at 19:19

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

Changing Tuna

Publication | March 21, 2012 at 20:49

The global tuna industry is undergoing a period of rapid transformation.

Philippine Seas in Crisis

Press release | October 25, 2012 at 16:16

Climate change, ocean pollution, and overfishing threaten the Philippines’ stature as the leader in global marine biodiversity, and are already affecting communities that rely on rich marine ecosystems for food.

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Palau govt, Greenpeace out to combat illegal fishing

Press release | November 2, 2012 at 12:50

Palau's President Johnson Toribiong today signed an agreement with Greenpeace to conduct a joint patrol in search of illegal fishing. Just last December, the same joint patrol caught a Taiwanese ship illegally fishing for sharks.

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Untouchable Cambodian ship evades arrest by Pacific authorities

Press release | November 17, 2012 at 21:32

Pacific Ocean -– Greenpeace has been forced to abandon its pursuit of the unregulated Cambodian reefer Heng Xing 1 in the Pacific Ocean due to a lack of legislation that would enable necessary steps to address its involvement in illegal...

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