Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/FAD-in-the-Pacific-Ocean-27MZIF2GRUHN.htmlConceptually similarMY Esperanza in the Pacific OceanGP01WPQCompleted★★★★★★FAD in the Pacific OceanGP03SBECompleted★★★★Confiscating a FAD in the Pacific OceanGP03SBZCompleted★★★★Confiscating a FAD in the Pacific OceanGP03SBXCompleted★★★★Fish in the Pacific OceanGP01WSRCompleted★★★★★★FAD in the Pacific OceanGP03SBDCompleted★★★★FAD in the Pacific OceanGP01WSNCompleted★★★★FAD in the Pacific OceanGP03SB8Completed★★★★FAD in the Pacific OceanGP03SB9Completed★★★★View AllGP03SBBFAD in the Pacific OceanA fish aggregating device (FAD) with the MY Esperanza in the background. Greenpeace has confiscated several FADs which are currently banned in pockets of the Pacific Ocean. Greenpeace is seeking a global ban on the use of FADs and is campaigning to protect the world's oceans through the creation of a global network of marine reserves.Locations:Western Pacific OceanDate:31 Aug, 2009Credit:© Paul Hilton / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4000px X 2358pxKeywords:Clouds-Day-Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs)-Fisheries-Fishing equipment-Illegal-KWCI (GPI)-Marine Reserves (campaign title)-MY Esperanza-Oceans (campaign title)-Oceans (topography)-OutdoorsShoot:Pacific Ocean MY Esperanza TourThe Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza’s tour in the Pacific Ocean is part of an international campaign for clean and healthy oceans through the creation of a global network of marine reserves and effective enforcement of laws that protect ocean life. Greenpeace is monitoring the pockets of international waters that Pacific Island Countries want closed from all fishing activities in order to protect the declining tuna stocks. Already during the tour, the Esperanza has exposed illegal transshipment activities by Taiwanese ships, documented the oceans plunder by a Japanese ship and confiscated several fish aggregating devices (FADs) which are currently banned. Purse seine fishing vessels set their huge nets on these FADs taking everything with it, including a large by-catch of unwanted fish. Greenpeace is campaigning for a global network of fully protected marine reserves, covering 40% of our oceans.