Join with Greenpeace to defend our oceans

 

What’s happening?

Fundamental changes need to be made in the way our oceans are managed. We must shift from destructive to sustainable fisheries. A sustainable fishery is one that doesn’t reduce fish stocks or impact marine biodiversity. Examples of sustainable fishing techniques include pole and line fishing, drop lines and troll lines. We also need to provide a safe haven for marine life and close some areas of ocean to all human activity. Greenpeace is campaigning for a global network of marine reserves that cover 40% of our oceans. Marine reserves are essential to restoring and preserving the health of our oceans.

Having fished out their own waters, countries like Japan, European Union member states, Taiwan, Korea, the United States and China are now sending their industrial fishing fleets to the Pacific to exploit the region’s stocks. Since industrial fishing began in the 1950s, global fish stocks have been in decline. Armed with sophisticated technologies, we’re catching fish beyond nature’s ability to replenish the seas. 90% of the oceans’ large predatory fish, such as tuna, swordfish, marlin and sharks, have been taken from our oceans.

Greenpeace’s efforts

Greenpeace take to the high seas to defend the oceans from unsustainable and pirate fishing. They track and expose destructive fishing practices that kill tonnes of marine life. Greenpeace’s ships are used at the forefront of our oceans campaign, bearing witness, documenting and taking action against illegal and destructive fishing. The Esperanza toured in 2011 to defend Pacific livelihoods and safeguard its precious marine resources. Evidence Greenpeace collected in 2009 while documenting illegal fishing activity in the Pacific was used to fine 2 unlicensed Japanese vessels NZ$1million.

Supporting Greenpeace

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

Support Greenpeace and act now to defend our oceans.

http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/what-we-do/oceans/Defending-our-Oceans/

 

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