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Could create unforgettable content to shift the hearts and minds of world leaders to protect our oceans

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Could investigate and expose governments that are failing to protect the oceans to turn up the political heat for UN negotiations

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Could fund scientific research to discover vital ecosystems and species that need immediate protection from destructive industries

Why do we need a Global Oceans Treaty? 

Our oceans sustain all life on earth but they are under threat from destructive industries like industrial fishing, deep-sea mining and plastic pollution. Oceans and marine wildlife need the space to recover free from harmful human activity. Scientists predict we need to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030 to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis. 

What is a Global Ocean Treaty? 

It's an international agreement – currently under negotiation by governments at the UN – that would make it possible to properly protect the high seas through a network of oceans sanctuaries. 

What are ocean sanctuaries?

Sanctuaries are similar to national parks, just in the ocean. They are designed to protect ecosystems from human exploitation, which means forbidding industrial fishing, mining, and other destructive human activities.

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Baby shark breeding grounds are being exploited

New research from Greenpeace exposes fishing fleets in the North Atlantic Ocean deliberately fishing in nursing grounds for sharks

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Watch Greenpeace activists free a shark and save other marine life from the deadly lines of EU fishing fleets.

  • Fishing fleets in the EU are using longlines with thousands of hooks, a hugely destructive fishing technique.

  • The North Atlantic’s longline fishery normally targets swordfish, but has transitioned to rely on shark bycatch to remain profitable.

  • Sharks can be found in products ranging from pet food to make up, with Europe a major player in this $1bn global industry.

  • In the last 50 years the global population of sharks has shockingly plummeted by 70%.


  • We need our oceans protected to restore shark populations and marine ecosystems.

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