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A big step forward for our oceans

Posted by Fran G — 28 June 2012 at 2:07pm - Comments
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For a long time organisations like Greenpeace, backed by people like you, have been calling for stronger protection of our oceans.

Last week showed our voices were heard. The Australian environment minister Tony Burke announced what is a genuinely significant step forward for ocean protection, not only for Australia, but in global terms. 

The Italian Job: reeling in the Italian tuna industry

Posted by simon clydesdale — 9 March 2012 at 1:56pm - Comments
Tuna and bycatch caught in the east Pacific
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Tuna and bycatch caught in the east Pacific

The sands in the tuna campaign have shifted again, and the oceans and tuna will ultimately be better off for it. Our Italian colleagues have just announced that the local tinned tuna brand Mareblu has committed to stop using Fads (fish aggregation devices) - the destructive marine minefields that have been blighting the oceans for decades.

New Antarctic Ocean Alliance to blaze trail for marine reserves

Posted by hayley.baker — 28 February 2012 at 6:25pm - Comments

According to some people, 2012 is supposed to be a year of transformative events. Well I don’t know about astronomical alignments, the Mayan calendar and all that, but for us oceans campaigners, 2012 is definitely significant – for 2012 is the year by which the world’s governments should have committed to a global network of marine protected areas (MPAs).

Marine reserves success story: Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 30 August 2011 at 2:30pm - Comments
A sea lion swims near Greenpeace divers with the banner "Marine Reserves Now" in
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A sea lion swims near Greenpeace divers with the banner "Marine Reserves Now" in the Gulf of California

Greenpeace Mexico oceans campaigner Alejandro Olivera, reveals how the thriving 20-year old marine reserve at Cabo Pulmo, which has seen fish increase by 463 per cent in ten years to become the world's most successful, is now under threat from massive local development...

Greenpeace México oceans campaigner Alejandro Olivera onboard the Greenpeace shi
A sea lion swims near Greenpeace divers with the banner "Marine Reserves Now" in

Seas in crisis? Fix the Common Fisheries Policy

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 17 August 2011 at 4:24pm - Comments

Our seas are in peril: more than 70 per cent of Europe's fish stocks are overfished, putting our most popular species at risk if it continues. And the way Europe’s seas and fish are managed allows fleets to take two-to-three times more from our oceans than what scientists consider sustainable.

Tuna giant John West quits destructive fishing

Last edited 18 August 2011 at 10:00am

Also signs up to support Pacific marine reserves following Greenpeace campaign

26 July, 2011

London, 26th July 2011- John West today became the last of the major UK
tuna industry players to announce that they will shift to greener
fishing methods. All of the UK’s major tinned tuna companies and
supermarket own-brands have now promised to drop a fishing method which
is responsible for high levels of bycatch and have committed to no
longer sourcing tuna from within the Pacific Commons marine reserves.

John West, which produces one-third of all the tuna tins sold in the UK and is owned by the world’s largest seafood producing company Thai Union, joins UK companies Princes, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, M&S, Tesco, the Co-op and Morrisons, who have already ditched tuna fishing methods that use vast nets called ‘purse seines’ along with Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs).

Fashion and fish? Selfridges' Project Ocean is a powerful partnership

Posted by Willie — 17 May 2011 at 12:17pm - Comments
Prince Charles at the launch of Selfridges' sustainable fishing event Project Oc
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Prince Charles at the launch of Selfridges' sustainable fishing event Project Ocean

Selfridges launched Project Ocean with a bang last week. The legendary department store's front is draped with a giant banner asking ‘No more fish in the sea?.’ Their famed Oxford Street windows are filled with installations on fish issues - grabbing attention and headlines.  And they’ve pulled in a host of celebrity supporters, from Katherine Hamnett to Elle McPherson. But that's just the start of this month long celebration of our seas...

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