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Our Net Gain

Posted by Nina Schrank — 18 November 2014 at 6:08pm - Comments
'Save our fish' sign in Newlyn harbour, Cornwall
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View of Newlyn harbour in Cornwall

There’s everything to gain from healthy seas, fair fishing and thriving coastal communities. That’s why I’m excited to share the news about our new campaign, Our Net Gain.

This is all about rewarding sustainable fishing, and highlighting the injustice at the heart of the UK’s fishing quota system.

Championing coastal waters and communities

Posted by Nina Schrank — 16 July 2014 at 2:48pm - Comments
Cornish fisherman with his catch of the day
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A Sennen Cove fisherman with his catch of the day

While my colleagues have been doing big, bold and brash things like confronting oil drilling in the Arctic and taking on Tescos over their slipped commitments on sustainable tuna, I was reading reports by the European Commission and poring over the minute details of European Regulation. Doesn’t sound very Greenpeace, does it?

Cornish fisherman with his catch of the day

Championing coastal waters and communities

Last edited 14 July 2014 at 10:39am
Publication date: 
14 July, 2014

An action plan for the regeneration of the UK’s inshore waters, fisheries and coastal communities

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Skipjack Tuna in East Pacific Ocean

Greenpeace expands reach of tinned tuna investigation

Last edited 13 June 2014 at 10:48am
13 June, 2014

Today Greenpeace has announced the new phase in its effort to rid the UK’s supermarket shelves of tinned tuna caught using unsustainable fishing methods that kill turtles, sharks and rays.

The campaigners have launched a new survey of all the major retailers, which for the first time includes the discounter stores, Aldi and Lidl. And the reach of the campaign will now extend to Iceland, Ocado, Booths and Budgens which will all face Greenpeace’s scrutiny for the first time.

In pictures: It's World Tuna Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 2 May 2014 at 10:02am - Comments
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Captive bluefin tuna inside a transport cage which is being towed by a tug from fishing grounds in Libya to Tuna farms in Sicily, 2006.

Last Friday was the penguins' special day. Now this Friday is World Tuna day; and whilst the world's most popular fish might not be as cute as the waddling creatures, they are amazing wild species that are vital to the ocean ecosystem and deserve to have their story told.

3 ways Tesco is lying to its customers

Posted by Ariana Densham — 28 March 2014 at 6:49pm - Comments
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Busted: Tesco are dishing out fishy lies again. And they’re hoping that we’ll all swallow it, hook, line and sinker.

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