Oceans

  • We need to talk about Jaws

    9 August 2014

    I’ve never watched Jaws. Somehow, though, any mention of the movie thrusts an image to the forefront of my mind: a gargantuan beast rising from cerulean depths, mindlessly charging towards vulnerable prey; rows of jagged teeth braced, black irises stoic as it prepares to tear apart human limbs and chew asininely on a once living, breathing, sentient being.

  • And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

    14 July 2014

    Greenpeace photographer Paul Hilton takes us to an underwater nirvana with his breathtaking pictures from the UNESCO-listed Komodo National Park. Take a minute to look at these pictures and celebrate our natural world and our World Heritage sites.

  • 2014 - the year of the shark

    9 January 2014

    Wow! What a fantastic beginning to 2014 – the government has finally announced a ban on shark finning in New Zealand waters!

  • Sharks face the death penalty

    8 January 2014

    Sharks have a reputation for being pretty tough, but has the Western Australian Premier based the new shark culling policy on the plot of Jaws?

  • Real pirates plunder and steal

    21 October 2013

    It is now more than 30 days since our ship was seized and our 30 friends and colleagues were arrested. They now face a charge of piracy — an absurd charge that carries a maximum 15 year jail sentence.  In the meantime pirate fishing is a real threat, recklessly plundering our oceans.

  • West African Communities Rally to Protest Monster Boats

    11 September 2013

    Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris supertrawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their own waters.

  • It's simple: Ban the FAD

    6 December 2012

    Blogpost by Duncan Williams - December 5, 2012 Philippines is a great country. "It’s more fun in the Philippines" is an aptly coined slogan for its tourism campaign. Greenpeace put that slogan to the test this morning with an impromptu activity delivering a message to delegates attending the Ninth Annual Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Manila. The Greenpeace message is simple. “Save Our Tuna, Ban the FAD”.