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GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

WWF welcomed on Monday July 9, 2018, the announcement of a voluntary krill fishery closure along the Antarctic Peninsula by five fishing companies who make up the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting companies (ARK), and which represent 85% of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic: the world’s largest krill fishing company, Aker BioMarine (Norway), Pesca Chile (Chile), Insung (South Korea),  Rimfrost (Norway)  and China National Fisheries Corporation (China). The companies have also pledged to support the scientific and political process for the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas in the Antarctic, including areas in which they currently operate.

Aker BioMarine also says it will support the creation of marine sanctuaries in Antarctica through the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in coming years. “WWF welcomes the initiative by Aker BioMarine and other ARK members to voluntarily commit to protecting Antarctica and its extraordinary wildlife,” said Chris Johnson, Senior Manager of WWF’s Antarctic Programme.

The voluntary krill fishery closure comes as a direct result of a Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally; it was announced at the ‘Antarctic 360°’ Greenpeace event in Cambridge (UK). “The momentum for protection of the Antarctic’s waters and wildlife is snowballing. A huge movement of people globally has been joined by scientists, governments, celebrities and now even the companies fishing in the Antarctic. This is a bold and progressive move from these krill fishing companies, and we hope to see the remainder of the krill industry follow suit,” said Frida Bengtsson, Greenpeace Nordic Protect the Antarctic campaign.

Andrea Kavanagh, Director of Antarctic and Southern Ocean conservation, Pew Charitable Trusts, commented: “The Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies’ support for the creation of a network of marine protected areas (MPAs), including large no-fishing zones, is a truly visionary step that more commercial fishing interests in Antarctica and around the world should follow. Cooperation among scientists, governments, industry, and conservation groups is the surest bet to protecting the 30 percent of the ocean that scientists tell us is needed to maintain global ocean health. We expect to see the Weddell Sea and waters off East Antarctica declared marine parks in October. Governments should follow industry’s lead and support MPAs.”

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GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

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SFP, Greenpeace, Birdlife International &TNC report highlights threatened species bycatch issues in global longline tuna fishing, urges action

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OCEAN Disclosure Project launches as new website; “Transparency is the first step towards ensuring sustainable sourcing and ethical supply chains”

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RANK’N’SPANK: U.S. seafood foodservice firms prepare for “Greenpeace Groundhog Day” – ‘Annual Attempt at Ineffective Corporate Blackmail” says NFI

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ITF applauds Thai Union & Greenpeace agreement: “Strong code of conduct for all vessels in their supply chain, along with enforceable labour standards, is central”

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“HUGE progress” says Greenpeace: Thai Union commits to “more sustainable, socially-responsible seafood”; Comprehensive package of reforms

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“There are no quick or easy solutions when it comes to sustainability” – Thai Union responds to Greenpeace re. transshipment

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“RESULTS are jaw-dropping”: Greenpeace report highlights plastic footprint of world’s largest soft drinks companies; Marine pollution

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‘MAJOR victory for protection of Southern Ocean’: momentous CCAMLR members agreement to safeguard 1.55 million km2 of the Ross Sea

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“We respect Greenpeace’s position […] However, we cannot support the methods it uses to highlight its campaigns” – Thai Union

Thai Union - Our response to Greenpeace - 25.08.2016

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GREENPEACE Cites ‘Failing’ Seafood Ethics At Major US Foodservice Companies

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PERSONAL care products may still be polluting oceans despite promises by companies; Greenpeace ranks world’s top 30 companies

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MSC hails “bold and historic” Barents Sea move; “finding a sound balance between socio-economic benefits, and environmental sustainability…”

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GREENPEACE organises series of protests in New Zealand, SE Asia, UK, US, France, Italy & Canada; ‘Ethical traceability’ of Thai Union’s tuna; Calling also for ‘lights out’

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McDONALD’s, Tesco, Iglo, Young’s, Espersen & some Norwegian, Russian fishers make Greenpeace-brokered move for Arctic protection: “No” to further Barents Sea cod fishing expansion

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GREENPEACE USA wants ‘Walmart [to] provide more sustainable, ethical canned tuna in its stores’; Points finger to Thai Union & collects FADs as well

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GREENPEACE USA sends formal complaint to Univ. of Washington over Professor’s alleged “research misconduct” & non-disclosure of funding… Ray Hilborn responds

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GREENPEACE launches expedition to “peacefully tackle unsustainable fishing by the world’s largest tuna company, Thai Union”

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‘Made in Taiwan’: Greenpeace report highlights government failures and “illegal, abusive and criminal fisheries”

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