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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Outing Dongwon: the big ocean bully

Image gallery | 2013-05-15

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...

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.

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.

The "longline" of suffering and destruction

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 2013-12-05

Click to enlarge Infographic Tuna longline fisheries are one of the most scandalous fishing businesses on the planet, operating mostly out of sight and out of control. Longlining is the fishing method that catches the big valuable...

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 20:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

Investigations & Reports

Standard Page | 2014-02-16 at 9:39

Read our groundbreaking investigations and reports.

Shareholders need to know the risks of investing in unsustainable fishery

Blog entry by Elsa Lee | 2014-03-21

Fishermen know that if they want fish for the future, they need to let small fish to grow into bigger ones. For a fishing company, the CEO should also know that in order to have his business survive in the long run, the company need to...

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...

Support for high seas protection grows stronger despite USA

Blog entry by Rachel Pearlin | 2014-06-24

This is my first time in New York, but neither the soaring temperatures, the rush nor the crowds seem to faze me, this is nothing compared to India! This is also my first time at a UN meeting, joining experts from all over the world as...

INVESTING TO EXPAND FISHING FOR DEPLETED STOCKS, A BAD BUSINESS, SAYS GREENPEACE

Press release | 2014-09-19 at 10:00

Hong Kong 16 Sept 2014 – Greenpeace exposes today that the China Tuna Industry Group (CTI) Holding Limited, which is planning for public listing on the Hong Kong stock market imminently, understates the environmental and sustainability risks of...

2014

Hub | 2014-09-19 at 12:06

2014 Oceans Press Releases

Deutsche Bank under pressure as Chinese Government joins Greenpeace, condemning...

Press release | 2014-10-16 at 17:13

Hong Kong, 16 October 2014 – The Chinese government has criticized as “misleading” a bungled initial public offering (IPO) that Deutsche Bank organised for one of China’s largest tuna longline companies. The IPO has been suspended after...

China Tuna Industry officially withdraws Hong Kong IPO application

Press release | 2014-12-10 at 18:29

Hong Kong 10 Dec 2014 – The China Tuna Industry Group (CTI) Holding Limited has officially withdrawn its IPO application from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx). In September, Greenpeace found that CTI had understated the environmental and...

2015

Hub | 2015-05-06 at 14:54

2014 Oceans Press Releases

Greenpeace activists protest Standard Chartered’s role in Reef wrecking coal mine

Press release | 2015-05-06 at 14:55

6 May 2015, Hong Kong – Twenty Greenpeace Hong Kong activists took action at Standard Chartered’s Hong Kong headquarters today, just hours before the company’s annual general meeting in London, urging the bank to end its association with one of...

2015

Hub | 2015-05-20 at 6:55

2015 Oceans Reports

New evidence shows Chinese, West African governments must reign in rogue fishing...

Press release | 2015-05-20 at 10:00

Beijing/Dakar, 20 May 2015 – At least 74 fishing vessels owned and operated by four Chinese Distant Water Fishing (DWF)companies have been exposed for fishing illegally in prohibited fishing grounds in West Africa and falsifying their gross...

Africa's fisheries' paradise at a crossroads

Publication | 2015-05-20 at 10:00

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing practices, systematic fishing vessel tonnage fraud and the exportation of a destructive fisheries model.

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