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Greenpeace calls on Philippines to Turn the Tide

Feature story | November 19, 2010 at 14:19

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior arrived today in General Santos City in Mindanao, Southern Philippines to kick off the Philippine leg of her “Turn the Tide” tour of Southeast Asia. The ship, which brings with her a vision of a green and...

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The need to ban fish aggregating devices (FADs) to save juvenile ‘baby’ tunas

Publication | December 1, 2014 at 19:02

General Santos City is the tuna capital of the Philippines. It is the home port to a large fleet comprising 299 fish carriers, 86 ringnet vessels, 91 purse seiners and 110 handliners. Six of the eight tuna canneries in the Philippines are located...

General Santos Welcome

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | November 19, 2010

The yellow flag was lowered and drums beat then rolled. I heard Francis, from Philippines, over the microphone ‘we welcome Captain Mike and the Crew of the Rainbow Warrior.’ It all went quiet. I looked around at my beloved crew...

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 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.

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...

Open boat day in Sarangani Bay, with the SOCCSKSARGEN bloggers

Blog entry by Lea Guerrero | November 21, 2010

Today is the Rainbow Warrior’s first every open boat day in Mindanao and the crew and volunteers have been busy touring hundreds of people around the ship.  It was a warm and sunny day but people from GenSan and Sarangani came all the...

Rainbow Warrior arrives in General Santos

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | November 20, 2010

Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior arrived in General Santos City in Mindanao, to start off the third leg of her “Turn the Tide” tour of Southeast Asia. She is here in the country to highlight Greenpeace’s campaign asking...

Artist on board

Blog entry by Mark Dia | November 22, 2010

Quadruple platinum rock musician Dong Abay - singer, songwriter, poet and visual artist flew in from Manila straight from a gig the night before, slept a few hours and immediately went for a practice with his back up band for a few...

From sea to shore

Blog entry by Mark Dia | November 21, 2010

The Captain, some crew, staff and volunteers went back to Maasim to view what was underwater.  In the dive they had very good visibility, and were able to inspect the reef wall which is an amazing 10 kilometers long.  Already, some of...

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