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Greenpeace action in Manila Bay protests broken system from plastic production...

Press release | March 5, 2019 at 9:17

05 March 2019 - Greenpeace activists today tailed a garbage disposal barge carrying tons of plastic waste through Manila Bay, to protest the broken system of plastic production and pollution. The activists unfurled and attached banners on the...

Cebu ‘breaks free from plastic’ onboard the Rainbow Warrior

Press release | March 13, 2019 at 11:07

Cebu City, 13 March 2019. - Officials from the provincial government, city government, other local government units and civil society leaders from all over Cebu today gathered onboard the Rainbow Warrior to sign a declaration aiming for the...

Greenpeace Philippines statement on the dead whale in the Philippines with 40kgs of...

Press release | March 19, 2019 at 17:14

19 March, 2019, Manila, Philippines - A young whale was washed ashore on the beaches of Compostela Valley, the Philippines, on March 15, Friday. An examination on the carcass of the whale revealed that the cause of death are ‘starvation and...

Plastic invades ‘centre of the centre’ of global biodiversity hotspot

Press release | April 4, 2019 at 15:20

Greenpeace South East Asia - Philippines has documented plastic pollution in Verde Island Passage, as the group deployed its iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to investigate plastic pollution in the Philippines.

Overfishing

Page | July 22, 2008 at 22:26

Fish stock levels in the Mediterranean Sea are alarmingly low. The European Environment Agency says that over 65 percent of all fish stocks in the region are outside safe biological limits and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation,...

Map

Page | June 3, 2008 at 19:12

Greenpeace's proposal for a network of marine reserves in the Mediterranean.

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...

How did these fish end up on the Red List?

Page | December 15, 2009 at 16:48

These fish are on the Greenpeace International Seafood Red List because they have a very high risk of being sourced from unsustainable fisheries or unsustainable aquaculture operations. The table below provides a simple overview of the key...

A brief history of overfishing

Page | May 8, 2009 at 21:10

Evidence shows that humans have been depleting the wealth of the oceans throughout history. Area by area, species by species, man has ruthlessly exploited the seas to the point of depletion, limited only by technological means or the...

What does sustainable mean?

Page | March 13, 2009 at 20:53

In simple terms, a sustainable fishery is one whose practices can be maintained indefinitely without reducing the targeted species’ ability to maintain its population at healthy levels, and without adversely impacting on other species within the...

Demands on labelling

Page | March 16, 2009 at 20:01

In many countries, seafood labelling is poor, making it impossible for customers to trace where the fish they buy comes from, and what method was used to catch it. Sometimes, it is even difficult to tell which species is present in the product or...

Making it happen in practice

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:58

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Glossary

Page | June 17, 2008 at 19:26

Seafood Glossary

Pelagic long-lines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Long-lines consist of short lines (called snoods) carrying baited hooks, attached at regular intervals to a longer main line that is laid on the bottom or suspended horizontally with the help of surface floats. Main lines can be over 150 km long...

Bottom gillnets

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Bottom gillnets or ‘set nets’ are fine-filament nets, the lower edge of which touch the seabed, and are held in place by numerous floats, weights and anchors. If a fish’s head goes through the net but its body can’t follow, it is ‘gilled’ or...

Danish seines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:43

A fishing net, similar to a small trawl net, with a conical net bag with two relatively long wings. Two long heavy ropes, one attached to each wing, are used to encircle a large area of the seabed to herd the fish into the net and then to haul...

Demersal otter trawls

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:44

A type of bottom trawl that has two rectangular 'doors' or 'otterboards' to keep the mouth of the funnel-shaped net open horizontally while the net is being towed. A vertical opening is maintained by weights on the bottom and floats on the top.

Trawling

Page | May 8, 2009 at 20:53

Bottom trawling is a highly destructive fishing technique in which huge, heavy nets attached to large metal plates and rubber wheels are dragged across the sea bed; they destroy everything in their path.

Friend of the Sea

Page | June 22, 2009 at 13:00

Greenpeace is of the opinion that no fully credible certification system for sustainable seafood currently exists. Although Greenpeace acknowledges that Friends of the Sea applies clear bottom lines to its assessments, has adopted strong...

Norwegian whaling

Page | January 9, 2009 at 0:11

Norway resumed commercial whaling in 1993 as an attempt by the political party in power at the time to gain popularity in northern Norway.

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