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Pacific tuna on the line

Video | 2011-09-13 at 15:15

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.

Let's protect the Antarctic Ocean

Image | 2014-04-21 at 4:00

The oceans around Antarctica are the only oceans on this earth still relatively untouched by human activity. They are home to almost 10,000 unique and diverse species, many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. But today the...

One huge reason to love World Oceans Day

Blog entry by Rashid Kang | 2015-06-08

Anyone who has witnessed the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef knows it needs no introduction. Its sublime, other-worldly beauty is as bizarre as it is stunning.  It is the world’s largest living thing, a pulsing structure made up of...

The Rainbow Warrior’s shocking exposure of illegal fishing on the Pacific high seas

Blog entry by Yen Ning | 2015-09-17

On Wednesday 9 September, on the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean, not far from Papua New Guinean water, I and an international crew of Greenpeace campaigners aboard the Rainbow Warrior made contact with a small Taiwanese tuna...

Year in, year out, let there be fish

Blog entry by Yang Yi | 2016-02-06

China’s rampant overfishing is threatening its most ancient traditions. That might seem like a bizarre blog title. But to any Chinese speaker it would make perfect sense. The word for fish is a homonym (two words which sound...

3 (unpalatable) facts you need to know if you eat sashimi

Blog entry by Yen Ning | 2016-04-14

One in three pieces of sashimi is from fish caught by Taiwanese fishing vessels. If you eat imported seafood, chances are you’ve eaten Taiwan caught fish, so when we’re talking Taiwanese seafood, we’re talking about an industry that...

From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 2016-07-21

After discovering that 170 types of seafood contained traces of microplastics, Greenpeace East Asia decided to put 30 of the world’s biggest cosmetic and personal care brands to the test. Microbeads might be best known to...

5 Problems with China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-08-08

Fishing vessels moored in the port of Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, 31 July 2014 Simply put, China’s distant water fishing (DWF) industry, boats operating in other countries' waters or on the high seas, is enormous. With the latest...

[Lobby] Disappearing tuna

Magazine Article | 2012-03-16 at 10:40

Tuna fishing under current conditions is unsustainable.

Discussing destruction

Feature Story | 2006-03-06 at 9:43

High-seas bottom trawling is destroying deep-sea habitats before we even know about them. For the umpteenth time in the last three years, politicians are meeting to discuss (maybe) doing something about it. While they talk deep-sea destruction is...

There's no future in overfishing

Image | 2012-11-19 at 2:00

Two Greenpeace activists carry a banner reading "There's no future in over-fishing" in the hold of the ship 'Heng Xing 1'. The Cambodian flagged vessel was found in an area of international waters near the exclusive economic zone of Indonesia,...

The Esperanza and fishy friends in East Asia

Image | 2012-10-29 at 6:30

Over the last month Greenpeace ship Esperanza has made its way through South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong in a campaign called 'Save Our Oceans'. The Esperanza was open to the public in Hong Kong for three days, where the tour included an ocean...

Percy the Penguin visits Beijing

Image | 2012-10-08 at 6:30

Percy the Penguin recently visited Beijing in an effort to teach kids and adults alike about the importance of the Antarctic ocean and how it is currently under threat. Help protect the pristine Southern Ocean from fishing and other ocean...

Police disrupt anti-whaling protest in Seoul

Image | 2012-09-24 at 7:30

Police officers grab at Greenpeace protest banner next to a large inflatable whale outside Seoul's Government headquarters and historical Gyeongbok Palace. Greenpeace is highlighting the problems of overfishing and calling on the South Korean...

The Esperanza kicks off her tour in South Korea

Image | 2012-09-17 at 6:30

Traditional Korean dancers perform a good luck dance as a part of a send-off for the crew of the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, which has since set sail for the east coast of the Republic of Korea. The tour will be highlighting the problems of...

Flying tuna disrupt a powerful fishing commission

Video | 2012-08-30 at 8:00

Greenpeace recently attended the 8th science committee meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, held on August 10 in Busan, South Korea. All the delegations from governments, industries and scientists gathered and...

No fish, no future!

Image | 2012-03-26 at 11:27

Greenpeace activists project a huge image onto Taiwan's Fisheries Agency building in Kaohsiung, with text reading: "No Fish, No Future", and "Marine Reserves Now". The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza arrives in Kaohsiung to kick start a two week...

Marine Reserves Human Banner in Taiwan

Image | 2011-12-28 at 11:14

In 2011 more than 100 hundred volunteers participated in a Greenpeace-organized human art activity. They composed the words "Marine Reserves Now" in Chinese on Baisha beach, Kenting National Park, Taiwan. Greenpeace is campaigning for Taiwanese...

Projection at Sajo Industries in Busan

Image | 2012-01-30 at 12:00

In 2011, Greenpeace activists projected an animation which read "Ministry of Fisheries Be A Responsible Player" in Korean, showing the trail of Pacific tuna destruction onto the offices of Sajo Industries in Busan, South Korea. The animation...

The Tokyo Two Uncovers Whaling Scandal

Video | 2009-04-18 at 19:06

Two Greenpeace Japan activists, known as the Tokyo Two, uncover a smuggling and bribery scandal in Japan's whaling industry.

Activists from the Greenpeace flagship the

Image | 2011-01-25 at 12:50

Activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior today chained themselves to the anchor chain and displayed banners reading "The Last Tuna" & "FA, Investigate Now" preventing the departure of fish carrier MV Lung Yuin, Kaoshiung, Taiwan...

Messages are projected on the hull of MV

Image | 2011-01-25 at 7:00

Messages are projected on the hull of MV Lung Yuin, which according to Greenpeace is suspected of violating Taiwanese fisheries laws, in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, 23 Jan 2011. Greenpeace called on the Taiwanese Fisheries Agency to investigate the fish...

An activist is sprayed with water from above

Image | 2011-01-25 at 12:34

An activist is sprayed with water from above as he hangs from the anchor chain of the Lung Yuin.

Sari Tolvanen welcomes the Rainbow Warrior

Image | 2011-01-06 at 15:55

Sari Tolvanen welcomes the Rainbow Warrior to Keelung, Taiwan, on the East Asia Oceans Defenders Voyage

Celebration to welcome Greenpeace flagship

Image | 2011-01-06 at 15:27

Celebration to welcome Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior II, in Keelung, Taiwan. The ship is launching its Defending Our Oceans tour of East Asia.

Greenpeace Japan staff hold banners outside

Image | 2010-09-06 at 18:01

Greenpeace Japan staff hold banners outside the Aomori Court with a message in response to the verdict (1 year suspended for three years) handed out today to their two activists Toru Suzuki and Junichi Sato. The banners held by Greenpeace Japan...

Greenpeace Japan activist Junichi Sato departs

Image | 2010-09-06 at 17:54

Greenpeace Japan activist Junichi Sato departs Aomori Court after receiving a 1 year sentence suspended for 3 years, in his trial for trespass and theft of a box of whale meat. The trial has become a landmark for Japan's legal system, after a...

Kumi Naidoo standing with Junichi Sato and

Image | 2010-09-06 at 6:00

Kumi Naidoo standing with Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, for the Tokyo Two trial verdict in Aomori, Japan.

The crew of the Esperanza wish Junichi and

Image | 2010-09-06 at 16:33

The crew of the Esperanza wish Junichi and Toru good luck at their trial today

Greenpeace New Zealand shows their support

Image | 2010-09-06 at 16:32

Greenpeace New Zealand shows their support for Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki with a banner reading "Activism is not a crime."

An update on the latest Japanese whaling

Image | 2010-06-23 at 10:53

An update on the latest Japanese whaling scandal -- by Greg McNevin.

A young girl in Hong Kong helps to decorate

Image | 2010-06-09 at 15:09

A young girl in Hong Kong helps to decorate a banner calling for justice for the Tokyo Two and the whales.

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki

Image | 2010-06-09 at 6:00

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki,known as Tokyo 2, now is demanded a prison term of one year and six months for theft and trespass.

Two of our activists are now on trial in

Image | 2010-03-11 at 15:48

Two of our activists are now on trial in Japan having acted in the public interest by exposing corruption inside the government funded whaling industry.

Planet Ocean: Photo stories from the 'Defending

Image | 2009-05-06 at 15:03

Planet Ocean: Photo stories from the 'Defending our Oceans' voyage

A poster for the Mao Livehouse show

Image | 2009-02-24 at 16:52

A poster for the Mao Livehouse show, beautifully designed by The CIR frontman, Xiao Wei

Greenpeace activists locked in wooden handcuffs

Image | 2009-02-13 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists locked in wooden handcuffs with a painted whale express concerns to the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong today over illegal whaling by the Japanese in the Southern Ocean and hand a letter to the Consulate.

Activists from Greenpeace Finland protest

Image | 2008-12-10 at 7:00

Activists from Greenpeace Finland protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Helsinki.

Consignment sheet detailing

Image | 2008-05-15 at 16:30

Consignment sheet detailing, in Japanese, the contents of a crewmembers' personal box offloaded from the whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru, containing 23.5 kilograms of stolen whale meat. The sheet lists the contents of the box as "cardboard."

Greenpeace Japan whale campaign coordinator

Image | 2008-05-15 at 16:27

Greenpeace Japan whale campaign coordinator Junichi Sato weighs 23.5 kilograms of whale meat stolen by crewmembers of the Nisshin Maru whaling ship. The contents of the box were listed as "cardboard."

An endangered olive ridley turtle rescued

Image | 2008-05-06 at 22:22

An endangered olive ridley turtle rescued by Greenpeace from a Taiwanese longliner.

Workers on a Taiwanese purse seiner trans

Image | 2004-08-03 at 7:00

Workers on a Taiwanese purse seiner trans-ship yellow fin tuna and skipjack tuna to a reefer (refrigerator) ship. As fisheries collapse in other parts of the world, countries are moving their fishing fleets into the Pacific.

Greenpeace activists discover 12 sacks of

Image | 2008-04-25 at 9:45

Greenpeace activists discover 12 sacks of shark fins and tails onboard a Taiwanese longliner, the Nian Sheug. One million sharks are killed in the Central and Western Pacific annually and 50 million globally each year. Shark finning is one...

Activists from Greenpeace Japan meet the

Image | 2008-04-15 at 7:00

Activists from Greenpeace Japan meet the whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru with a banner saying "FAILED" as it arrives in Tokyo,

The Sugayatri

Image | 2006-01-16 at 7:00

The Sugayatri, Greenpeace India's boat, defending Olive Ridley turtles.

Chinese fishermen off

Image | 2004-08-04 at 7:00

Chinese fishermen off-load yellow fin tuna at a tuna packing plant. This majestic fish will likely be exported to end up as American canned tuna or Japanese sushi.

Korea's Dongwon industries faces criminal charges in Africa

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 2013-03-19

We know that the industrial fishing industry can often skirt the law in search of profits. In my decade of campaigning to rescue our oceans, I have seen dozens of ships fishing illegally , seen fish hidden in the inner bowels of...

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