Blog: Oceans

Live blog: The Future of European Fisheries event at ZSL

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 13 July 2011 at 6:04pm - Comments
Fish in a net
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Join us at 6pm today for a live blog from the Event - featuring Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and MP Richard Benyon

Live updates from the cross NGO event on the release of the EU's proposal for CFP reform.

Will the UK government be a progressive voice on fisheries?

Posted by Ariana Densham — 13 July 2011 at 3:50pm - Comments
Fish in a net
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Tonight Greenpeace and partners outline proposals for the CFP at the event The Future of EU Fisheries

The day those of us in fish world have been waiting for is upon us. Today the European Commission officially launched its proposals for a new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and finally we'll find out if Europe intends to meet its targets to recover our decimated fish stocks, or bend to the same political pressures of its 40 year history and failing put the environment first.

UK in the spotlight as global whale conference comes to Jersey

Posted by Willie — 12 July 2011 at 10:37am - Comments
Humpback Whales swim underwater, just off the coast of Tonga.
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Will the dysfunctional status quo of the IWC be reformed this year? (Humpback off the coast of Tonga)

In a warehouse-like hall, with demoralisingly black walls, in a hotel on the Channel Island of Jersey, several hundred people have gathered this week for the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

Projecting change for our oceans in South Korea

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 1 July 2011 at 2:04pm - Comments
Activists project an animation on Pacific tuna destruction onto Sajo Industries
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Activists project an animation on Pacific tuna destruction onto Sajo Industries HQ in Busan, South Korea
From our brand new Korean office, Oceans team leader at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Lagi Toribau, reports from the Rainbow Warrior's latest action: taking the plight of Pacific tuna to South Korea's biggest fishing company - Sajo.  

Change your tuna goes global as NZ and Canada turn the heat on their tins

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 20 June 2011 at 3:51pm - Comments
GPNZ tinned tuna activists outside Sealord HQ in Auckland
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GPNZ tinned tuna activists outside Sealord HQ in Auckland

Our campaign for sustainable tinned tuna has gained huge public and media support in the UK, acclaimed as ‘one of the most successful environmental campaigns in years’ by The Independent. And now the campaign to protect the Pacific by cleaning up tinned tuna has gone global...

African Voices UK tour video: speaking out against Europe's ocean plundering

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 15 June 2011 at 5:38pm - Comments

For the African Voices tour, three West African fishermen came to the UK to reveal the harsh reality behind our hunger for fish: while their communities rely on the seas for vital protein, our industrial-sized European fishing fleets are pillaging their waters, leaving little fish to make a living from - let alone feed their families.

Is it about time fish-eaters were more adventurous? Sainsbury’s think so.

Posted by Willie — 13 June 2011 at 2:47pm - Comments
Jamie Oliver and the 'Unusual Suspects' on offer at Sainsbury's
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Jamie Oliver and the 'Unusual Suspects' on offer at Sainsbury's

In Africa, safari-bound tourists are usually keen to bag ‘The Big five' - species which once people wanted to shoot with bullets, but are now ones we want to shoot with cameras. However, we're so keen to ‘bag’ these species, that tourists often overlook the other amazing wildlife all around them.

Fish is a security issue: what's on your plate?

Posted by Alicia C — 2 June 2011 at 5:10pm - Comments

Your fish costs more than you think.  A billion people worldwide depend on fish as their main source of protein, many living in the world’s poorest nations - including Africa.

Fish Fight brings the battle to Europe

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 31 May 2011 at 5:35pm - Comments
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launches Fish Fight Europe outside the EU Commission
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launches Fish Fight Europe outside the EU Commission, Brussels

From the UK to Europe: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight has become an incredible force for change, with over 678 100 emails sent calling for an end to the insane practise of discards in the UK – and now the battle’s moving to the continent.

African Voices tour diary: fishermen bring their mission to the UK

Posted by Alicia C — 27 May 2011 at 10:41am - Comments
Celestino Oliveira, Abdou Karim Sall and Issa Moustapha Diop meet fishing commun
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Celestino Oliveira, Abdou Karim Sall and Issa Moustapha Diop meet fishing communities in Penzance

Last week, three African fishermen - Karim of Senegal, Celestino of Cape Verde and Issa of Mauritania - were in the UK for the African Voices tour to deliver an urgent message: that EU fleets must stop stealing fish from African Waters.

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