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Greenpeace Esperanza Indian Ocean 2016, Preparing for a UAV test launch on the heli-deck. To land a UAV requires a huge net to be hung by the ship’s cranes on the heli deck.

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza continues to recover FADs on an expedition in the Indian Ocean to peacefully tackle unsustainable fishing. The marine snares recovered have all been placed by vessels supplying Thai Union. With some tuna stocks in the Indian Ocean, such as Yellowfin, on the brink of collapse due to overfishing, the expedition is exposing destructive fishing methods which contribute to overfishing and harm a range of marine life including sharks and juvenile tuna.