9 Apr 2014

Greenpeace says Fiji pullout does not mean softening Pacific role

3:25 pm on 9 April 2014

Greenpeace says its pullout from Fiji does not mean a softening of its efforts in the region.

The environmental watchdog is closing its Pacific regional office in Suva at the end of the month after 20 years in the country.

The programme director of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Ben Pearson, says Greenpeace will continue to focus its efforts on dealing with ocean crises like overfishing.

"We will also continue to do work on issues like climate change. The structure that we've set up, the resources that we will allocate to the region are going to be easily sufficient for us to continue to win campaigns and to really deliver on environmental protection in that region."

Ben Pearson says Greenpeace is putting in place a new system to be known as Pacific Net to cover the Pacific.