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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,...

"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.

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...

These kumquats in Taiwan tested for over nine types of pesticides

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-15

Shoppers in Taiwan need to be beware that the juicy kumquats sitting on supermarket shelves may also contain a cocktail of potent chemicals . Greenpeace Taiwan have taken 58 pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables from supermarket...

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.

A lose/lose situation: Why is Taiwan subsidizing the depletion of tuna?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-08-26

Next time you take a bite out of your tuna sandwich, think on this. 60% of the world's tuna is coming from the West and Central Pacific where more than 30% of the fishing vessels are owned by Taiwan, a powerful fishing power...

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...

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.

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