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The ship bringing hope to the oceans of East Asia

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-10-18

The Esperanza was the first Greenpeace ship to be named by visitors to our web site. Users picked the Spanish word for "hope" – and true to its name the Esperanza has been bringing hope to a dark world for over 10 years now, giving...

Taiwanese people want fish for the future

Blog entry by Tamara Stark | 2012-10-10

This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, October 3, 2012. The warmth of the sun overhead mirrored the warmth of the welcome we received this morning from officials in Keelung, Taiwan. The day dawned sunny,...

Best of the rest: what we clicked on this week around the web

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-09-28

Every Friday we round-up the links that picked up buzz on the internet. Most of them we also shared throughout the week on Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest . Air pollution in Hong Kong and the steps concerned citizens are...

Four destructive fishing practices that are killing our oceans

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2012-09-27

Human activities are changing ocean ecosystems the world over. From whaling to industrial fishing, waste dumping to oil drilling to climate change, we are exerting unimaginable pressure on the ocean. Even the Western and Central...

The most difficult non-violent direct action Greenpeace has ever done in Korea, so far

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow | 2012-09-24

We are now at the final stage our Ocean Defenders Tour 2012 for the Korea leg at least but look out for the next few months while the Esperanza continues her journey to Taiwan, Hong Kong and through to the Pacific. It was a bit...

Uncovering South Korea's illegal whaling industry

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-09-20

The following is taken from our latest report " Disappearing Whales: Korea's Inconvenient Truth ". As a party to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), South Korea has banned whaling since 1986 and neither scientific whaling...

Here's your chance to board the boat of hope: our Esperanza!

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-10-03

The Esperanza was the first Greenpeace ship to be named by visitors to our web site. Users picked the Spanish word for "hope" – and true to its name the Esperanza has been bringing hope to a dark world for over 10 years now , giving...

One Fijian man's message to a mighty Korean fishing power

Blog entry by Sevu Nasalasala | 2012-09-14

Sevu Nasalasala, a volunteer from Fiji, participates in a heated action against Dongwon. Usually you volunteer because you a a firm believer in the cause, but in my case, I volunteered for Greenpeace out of curiosity. I had no idea...

Standing up to Dongwon, Korea's number one ocean plunderer

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow | 2012-09-13

Although I have an Asian face, I am not a Korean and I can't speak the language. But in the past few days the only sentence in my mind is: "Greenpeace neun hankuk chamchi op che Dongwon e sak sul i oe oepeul jung dan hal geosl chuk...

Help us find our missing Brother Tuna!

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-09-12

Meet Brother Tuna, a very cute, but slightly terrified little tuna fish wandering the streets and subways of Taipei, Taiwan. If you spot Brother Tuna we want you to let our campaigners know , and snap a pic to share on your social...

How to truly serve the shark

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-08-28 1 comment

Shark fin soup. It's the Louis Vuitton of Chinese dishes. A chewy meat, with virtually no taste, shark fin has, for centuries stood as a marker of affluence and power on Chinese dining tables. It symbolizes wealth and prestige in a...

Flying fish at Tuna Commission meeting

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping | 2012-08-16

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on August 10, 2012. Today, I am sitting in a big event hall in the Busan Lotte Hotel, attending the 8th Scientific Committee meeting of the Pacific Tuna Commission (WCPFC SC8).

Have South Korea reversed on their plans to whale?

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 2012-07-27

You may remember a few weeks ago South Korea announced that they wished to begin a "scientific" whaling operation similar to that of Japan. We said at the time : Their claim that the minke whale population in the north Pacific has...

Calling bogus on South Korea's plans to start "scientific" whaling

Blog entry by John Frizell | 2012-07-06

South Korea has announced that they wish to begin a "scientific" whaling operation similar to that of Japan. Their claim that the minke whale population in the north Pacific has recovered and needs to be hunted is completely bogus.

Best of the rest: what we clicked on this week around the web

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-23

Every Friday we round-up the links that picked up buzz on the internet. Most of them we also shared throughout the week on Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest . Pics: Rare Chinese white dolphin saved from dirty Guangdong river...

Taiwan to pay Palau $65,000 in shark hunting fines

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | 2012-02-20

It was recently announced that the Taiwanese government will pay Palau USD$65,000 for a shark finning infraction and both the ship and the ship's captain are banned from Palau's waters for one year. It was an important win for ocean...

Defender in court and of the oceans Yu Fen Kao found not guilty

Blog entry by Yu Fen Kao | 2012-02-13

It has been a whirlwind few months; I've met with industry officials, briefed academics, explained the oceans crisis to journalists and taken part in peaceful protests onboard the  Rainbow Warrior . Make no mistake: I am an activist,...

Taiwan must reduce 50% of tuna fishing effort in the Western and Central Pacific

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-20

Taiwan is the largest distant water fishing power in the Western and Central Pacific, where 60% of the world's tuna come from . However tuna populations in the region are facing an overfishing crisis. Among the four species of...

Oceans defender Yu Fen Kao tell us why she loves her job

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-06

At the beginning of this 2011, Greenpeace reported that the MV Lung Yuin, a 3,431 ton flag of convenience refrigerated fish carrier ship, was in breach of Taiwan's flag of convenience ordinance. The Lung Yuin has a murky past and has...

"Porsche of the Sea" in trouble: Taiwan must save the world's tuna

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-25 1 comment

It was a passion to protect our oceans and the fish that sustain many millions of people that impelled us to open an office in Taipei 2010. Taiwan sits at the edge of the Pacific Ocean where the bulk of the world's fish stocks live.

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