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Greenpeace condemns U.S. toxic waste dumping in Subic

Press release | November 9, 2012 at 10:36

Greenpeace condemns any toxic dumping, whether on land or at sea.

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Palau authorities sink illegal fish aggregation devices

Press release | November 8, 2012 at 20:19

08 November 2012, Palau -- Palau’s law enforcement officers, with help from activists from Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, have sunk 3 fish aggregation devices (FAD) illegally deployed in Palau’s exclusive economic zone. Just 4 days after signing a...

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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...

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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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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Pledge to save the oceans

Action | October 24, 2012 at 16:54

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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...

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.

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...

Oceans in the Balance

Publication | May 24, 2012 at 21:02

Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. Billions of people rely on our oceans for their food and for employment. In return, we are plundering the oceans of fish, choking them with pollution and altering them forever with the impacts of...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Whale Shark

Image gallery | March 28, 2012

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.

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...

Tweet for the oceans

Page | January 11, 2012 at 0:00

Our oceans are a truly wonderful place - here are a few random facts you may or may not know about them...

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Tweet for the oceans

Page | January 11, 2012 at 0:00

Our oceans are a truly wonderful place - here are a few random facts you may or may not know about them...

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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...

Greenpeace Year in Pictures 2011

Video | December 23, 2011 at 14:25

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 and to 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...

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...

Another longliner, more bloody bycatch

Video | November 23, 2011 at 18:58

Oceans campaigner Nathaniel Pelle, onboard the Chinese vessel Jin Lu Yuan 005 to document the catch. Whilst onboard activists witnessed a shark and a ray in the bycatch.

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...

Greenpeace warns of coal industry manipulation

Image | November 21, 2011 at 15:54

Youth representatives hand out copies of the Philippine Energy Revolution Roadmap published by Greenpeace to the representatives of various government agencies and civil society organizations during the plenary of the National Climate Change...

Greenpeace warns of coal industry manipulation

Image | November 21, 2011 at 15:51

Youth representatives hand out copies of the Philippine Energy Revolution Roadmap published by Greenpeace to the representatives of various government agencies and civil society organizations during the plenary of the National Climate Change...

Let’s Occupy Oceans

Blog entry by Alex Hofford, photographer on board the Esperanza | November 20, 2011

Crew members of the 'Jing Lu Yuan No005' are seen hurriedly stuffing dried shark fins into bags and rushing below deck to remove them from view. ©Greenpeace / Alex Hofford  Currently I’m on assignment for Greenpeace as the...

Helicopter Pilot Blows Whistle On Tuna Industry

Video | November 17, 2011 at 19:04

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...

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

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.

I am an Ocean Defender

Blog entry by Joan Meris | November 11, 2011

It was 2006 when I first volunteered in Greenpeace. I just finished my last term in college and a friend invited me to attend a volunteer’s meeting. At that time, I only associated Greenpeace with their anti-GMO (genetically modified...

Esperanza for Pacific Oceans, Pacific People, Pacific Lives

Blog entry by Duncan William, Greenpeace Australia Pacific | October 17, 2011

As a Pacific Islander onboard the Greenpeace vessel, the  MY Esperanza (Spanish for Hope), I cannot help but feel that there  is hope despite the plight facing our magnificent Pacific Ocean. This vast oceanscape has been the bridge...

International Coastal Clean-up Day

Image gallery | September 17, 2011

40 years of inspiring action in photos

Image gallery | September 15, 2011

Pacific Tuna On The Line

Video | September 6, 2011 at 21:40

Pacific tuna stocks are under pressure from over harvesting by destructive and illegal fishing practices. Through its work in the region, Greenpeace aims to safeguard the future of the marine ecosystem and the people who depend on it.

Month in Pictures - July 2011

Image gallery | August 2, 2011

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