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Forget trawlers and FADs, this is real fishing

Image | 2013-09-09 at 6:00

Pole and line is one of the only true sustainable fishing methods on the planet with almost no by-catch. This method of fishing in Green Island, Taiwan was at its height during the 60s, with more than 20 fishing boats, and hundreds of fishermen.

New South Korean fisheries law a good first step to curb illegal fishing

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 18:00

In response to news that the Korean National Assembly has amended its fisheries law to help curb illegal fishing (1), Greenpeace East Asia oceans campaigner Jiehyun Park made the below statement.

Tuna: Transhipment, Transparency

Video | 2013-06-04 at 6:00

On the fringes of the Mauritian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Greenpeace International campaigners witness the rarely recorded process of tuna being offloaded from a Taiwanese long-liner to a Japanese-owned reefer. Known as transshipping, this...

Outing Dongwon: the big ocean bully

Image gallery | 2013-05-15

The Premier, the Port and the Paintbrush

Video | 2013-05-02 at 6:00

Greenpeace International activists branded a South Korean ship "illegal" in Mauritius as it is accused of unlawfully fishing in West African waters. The FV Premier, owned by South Korea's largest tuna company, Dongwon Industries was prevented...

Greenpeace paints 'illegal' on South Korean ship Premier in Mauritian port protest

Press release | 2013-04-21 at 7:00

Port Louis, Mauritius, April 21, 2013 – Seven Greenpeace International activists peacefully demonstrated in a Mauritian port on Sunday against a South Korean vessel accused of unlawful fishing in West African waters, demanding the Seoul...

Fishing industry scandals threaten South Korea's international fish trade

Press release | 2013-04-11 at 7:00

Seoul, April 11, 2013 – Illegal fishing scandals and human rights abuses linked to South Korea’s fishing industry have earned the country a bad reputation that is jeopardising its fish trade with the US and the EU, Greenpeace East Asia said.

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...

Ban all FADs, and ban them now!

Image | 2013-03-18 at 6:00

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Martin Luther King. Our oceans need defending. The use of fish aggregating devices (FAD) in destructive purse seine fishing is destroying the health of the oceans and...

Tourists in Taiwan enjoying the ocean

Image | 2013-02-04 at 3:00

Tourists are seen at the main holiday site of 'Flower Vase' rock in Xiao Liu Qiu, Taiwan. Taken as part of the East Asian Ocean Defender's Tour which covers Palau's waters as well as the Pacific commons, where Greenpeace is calling for a marine...

Tuna mascots at Korean embassy in Manila

Image | 2013-01-21 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as 'Tuna Mascots' visit the Korean Embassy, seeking the country's support for tuna conservation at global summit on Pacific Tuna Fisheries. The activists hold banners reading "Korea help end overfishing". Greenpeace...

Taiwan's fearless oceans defender Yu Fen Kao

Image | 2013-01-14 at 3:30

Greenpeace Taiwan oceans campaigner Yu Fen Kao is seen at Dong Gang Wholesale fish market, Dong Gang, Kaohsiung. Taken during last year's Esperanza ship tour, the tour was designed to highlight the problems of overfishing and raise awareness...

Ban the FAD Banner in Palau

Image | 2013-01-07 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists hold a banner under an illegally deployed fish aggregating device (FAD) in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Palau. Two FADs were confiscated by Greenpeace in conjunction with law enforcement officers from the...

A day to celebrate – South Korea abandons 'scientific' whaling plan

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 2012-12-05

It’s been a turbulent five months for the future of whales in South Korea after the Seoul government made a shock statement in July at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Panama, announcing that it was planning a...

Time is running out for tuna

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping | 2012-11-22

Sailing with the ship, flying with a helicopter, diving in the middle of the sea, I am on the journey of defending the Pacific Ocean . I am born and raised in Hong Kong, a city built on the oceans through trade, fishing, and famous...

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's back in the Pacific

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | 2012-11-15

Greenpeace activists hold up a banner reading 'Ban The FAD' in Korean on an illegal fish aggregation device (FAD) in the waters of Palau's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).  This was originally published on Greenpeace Philippines,...

Help end South Korea's whaling before it starts

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 2012-11-13

This originally appeared on Greenpeace International, November 5, 2012. Last summer Korea shocked the international community by announcing it would start ‘scientific’ whaling. Surprised by the controversy, our government took a...

China joins naysayers in plan to protect seas around Antarctica

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-11-05

Over the last year we've been part of a group of NGOs called the Antarctic Oceans Alliance, calling   for 3.6 square kilometres of Ross Sea habitats to be protected based on current scientific research.

Guangzhou school student joins Greenpeace to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-11-01

Last summer one high school student in Guangzhou heard of Greenpeace's call for volunteers to help protect the Arctic. Ashley Chen was so moved by the plight of Arctic Ocean creatures such as the polar bear, that she signed up to...

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...

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...

Here She Comes!

Standard Page | 2012-10-17 at 11:00

Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrives in Hong Kong this afternoon. She’ll be here for the entire week to teach us about defending our oceans. We are holding Esperanza Open Days on the 20th, 21st, and 23rd of October. As well as welcoming you on...

From the Pacific to the Indian Ocean: two ships take on the tuna industry

Blog entry by Steve Smith | 2012-10-16

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International, October 12, 2012. Thousands of miles apart, two Greenpeace ships propelled our global oceans campaign forward today. This morning in Taiwan – home to the world’s...

Greenpeace activists occupy Taiwan shipbuilding yard to protest overfishing

Press release | 2012-10-12 at 4:00

Kaoshiung, Taiwan, October 12, 2012 – Ten Greenpeace activists occupied the largest shipbuilding yard in Taiwan on Friday, accusing the Taiwanese government of undermining international fishing agreements set up to combat the global overfishing...

Your Boarding Pass for Esperanza Asia Tour – HK Stop

Standard Page | 2012-10-10 at 11:00

Our Greenpeace ship Esperanza will soon be on her way to Hong Kong after an action packed tour of South Korea and Taiwan. We invite you to visit the Esperanza while she is in Hong Kong to meet members of the crew and our Hong Kong volunteers and...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

A human "fish for the future" banner

Image gallery | 2012-09-25

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...

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...

Greenpeace confronts Dongwon's destructive fishing in Korea

Press release | 2012-09-23 at 11:00

Yeosu, South Korea, 23 September 2012 — Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today occupied the dry dock where one of Dongwon's purse seine ships, MV Granada, is being repaired. The activists closed the dock with a large banner saying...

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...

Disappearing Whales: Korea's Inconvenient Truth

Publication | 2012-09-19 at 14:00 1 comment

As a party to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), South Korea has banned whaling since 1986 and neither scientific whaling nor subsistence whaling is practiced. Domestic sales of whale products, however, are allowed if the whale is...

Welcome on board!

Standard Page | 2012-09-18 at 11:00

Greenpeace ship Esperanza will soon be anchoring in Hong Kong for a week as part of her Asia Ship Tour to raise awareness about the threats to our oceans. We cordially invite you to visit the Esperanza while she is in Hong Kong to get a flavor of...

Illegal trade and scientific whaling undermine whale protection in Korea

Press release | 2012-09-17 at 14:00

Seoul, 17 September 2012 — Greenpeace today urged the Korean government to ensure protection of whales in Korean waters and totally abandon further plans to reconsider scientific whaling in 2013, after backtracking from it this year due to strong...

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...

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...

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