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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...

Greenpeace: Only five out of 23 tuna canneries in Southeast Asia make the grade 



Press release | December 5, 2018 at 11:00

Manila, 5 December 2018— Greenpeace Southeast Asia today released its latest tuna cannery ranking evaluating 23 canneries and brands from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia based on their policies on sustainability, transparency and...

From Sea to Can: 2018 Southeast Asia Canned Tuna Ranking

Publication | December 5, 2018 at 8:15

Greenpeace is running an international campaign to steer the global tuna industry towards more environmentally and socially responsible sourcing.

Greenpeace tells IOTC: Strong measures needed to stop transshipment

Press release | May 25, 2017 at 17:25

Jogjakarta, 25 May 2017— As the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meets this week for its 21st Annual Session in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Greenpeace calls for action on a practice that allows entire tuna fishing fleets to hide a long list of...

Science and envi groups disappointed with Tuna Management Plan

Press release | August 31, 2016 at 16:42

31 August 2016, General Santos City - At the start of the 18th Tuna Congress held in General Santos City, Greenpeace Philippines, WWF Philippines and the Alliance of Tuna Handliners, together with concerned fisheries organizations, called for a...

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...

What do you mean it's #NotJustTuna?

Blog entry by Jezreel Belleza | November 21, 2015

Do you know what's in our tuna cans? It's a ridiculous question because it really should be just tuna , right? Well, these tuna fishers say otherwise — “...We are not being treated as humans, but more like animals.”   ...

Tuna Cannery Ranking

Publication | November 12, 2015 at 17:49

Greenpeace Southeast Asia believes that consumers have a right to know where and how their tuna was caught. Modern consumers who are aware of their impact on the planet want to play a key role in preserving tuna resources for the enjoyment of...

Greenpeace urges consumers and investors around the globe to avoid Thai Union Group...

Press release | October 7, 2015 at 19:07

Manila— Greenpeace recently launched a global campaign demanding that the world’s largest canned tuna company, Thai Union Group (TU), take urgent and far-reaching steps to eliminate labor abuse and destructive, wasteful fishing practices from its...

Ranking of 9 local tuna canneries revealed

Image gallery | October 2, 2015

Greenpeace ranks Philippine tuna canneries based on sustainable and equitable...

Press release | October 2, 2015 at 15:28

Quezon City – After months of research and monitoring, Greenpeace Philippines today released a tuna ranking of nine local canneries based on international sustainable and equitable fisheries guidelines. It found that almost all the local...

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...

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...

Greenpeace urges Cairns tuna summit to end overfishing and control fleets

Press release | December 1, 2013 at 12:57

Suva, Fiji - Greenpeace activists today deployed a floating banner at a port in the Pacific, reading: “WCPFC Act Now! Fewer boats, more fish”. This message is directed at the members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)...

Greenpeace sounds the alarm on the state of tuna, calls for action to ensure a...

Press release | September 8, 2013 at 19:11

General Santos City, Philippines - Greenpeace today warned major tuna industry players that unless drastic measures are put into place to halt the decline of the world’s tuna stocks there will be no future for their multi-billion peso businesses.

Help end overfishing

Image gallery | November 29, 2012

Commitment from global fishing powers needed to reverse tuna decline - Greenpeace

Press release | November 29, 2012 at 14:00

Manila, Philippines -- Greenpeace activists today sought conservation commitments from fishing powers in the upcoming global summit on Pacific tuna fisheries, to be hosted by the Philippines next week. Tuna mascots with banners saying "Support...

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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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

PH may lose tuna markets

Press release | March 27, 2012 at 13:20

Guam – Greenpeace warned that the Philippines stands to lose lucrative tuna markets, unless it fully embraces sustainable fishing practices immediately. The environment group made the call as governments, including the Philippines, gather in...

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...

Save Pacific Tuna

Action | March 14, 2012 at 4:53

Over 90% of the world's largest predator fish are gone. Others are in serious trouble -- including key species of tuna. It's a shocking figure. And if something isn't done soon, one of the planet's major food sources could disappear for good.

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...

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...

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...

Sustainable Pacific Tuna Fisheries and the role of Philippines

Publication | November 11, 2011 at 21:33

The Philippines has the third largest tuna catch in the region after Japan and Korea. Bigeye and yellowfin tuna species are in decline in the region and have recently been listed as vulnerable and near threatened by the International Union for...

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...

Month in pictures - January

Image gallery | February 3, 2011

SUCCESS!

Action | September 11, 2010 at 2:22

Sharks, rays and turtles are dying in tuna nets. Write to one of the major tinned tuna suppliers responsible for this and demand they stop canning ocean destruction.

Pirates of the Mediterranean

E-card | April 20, 2010 at 18:01

The bluefin tuna fishery in the Mediterranean is on the verge of collapse. These three ministers were supposed to safeguard its future. Instead, they've let the fishing industry plunder an irreplaceable treasure. If they don't close the...

Whale love holiday ecard

Page | March 15, 2010 at 12:37

Drop into the Ocean

Video | January 28, 2010 at 21:00

Take a deep breath and imagine the oceans... Short Greenpeace documentary outlining the threats to our oceans and what can be done to restore their health produced in 2005.

Tuna

Hub | October 22, 2009 at 18:20

The Truth About FADs (Fish Aggregating Devices)

Video | September 29, 2009 at 22:00

Fish Aggregating Devices (or FADs) are still widely used by tuna fishing fleets throughout the Pacific Ocean despite a (temporary) ban. The use of FADs results in the bycatch of many juvenile and unwanted species contributing to the depletion of...

Powering the plunder, fueling the fire: Tuna today, gone tomorrow

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 19, 2009 1 comment

From the Greenpeace Australia Pacific blog The fuel tanker Fong Seong 888 refueling the purse seiner MV American Legacy. Both are owned by the Taiwanese Chen family network of Companies. The number 8 in the Chinese culture...

Fish Now, Pay Later

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 1 comment

From the Greenpeace Australia Pacific blog Just two days ago, the Japanese purse seiner, Fukuichi Maru was pulling in its purse seine net, heavy with freshly caught tuna, when we found them fishing in area 2 of the Pacific high...

Meet Your New Webbie For The Pacific Tour

Blog entry by fierymary | August 31, 2009 4 comments

From the Greenpeace Australia Pacific Blog Hello! My name is Mary Ann and I am from the Philippines. As I write this, we are sailing over the big blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean. It has been more than 12 years since I first got...

Take action to protect tuna

Page | December 3, 2008 at 20:35

Time and tuna are running out

Page | November 6, 2008 at 1:06

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is responsible for managing one of the most important fisheries in the Mediterranean, bluefin tuna. Yet the bluefin tuna fishery has been driven to the brink of collapse...

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