IUU fishing depletes fish stocks, destroys marine ecosystems, puts legitimate fishers at an unfair disadvantage and jeopardises the livelihoods of some of the world’s poorest people. This film looks at ways in which it can be tackled and urges consumers and decision makers to take action to end pirate fishing.
Thailand's seafood exports are the third most valuable in the world, supplying markets in the US, Europe and Asia but far from the attention of consumers vulnerable migrants in search of a better future are being trafficked, exploited, abused and even murdered aboard Thai fishing vessels.
EJF is campaigning for the international community to develop a Global Record of fishing vessels to facilitate greater transparency and traceability in the seafood sector enabling better monitoring of fishing activities including the labour conditions of the world's fishing fleets.
Featuring testimonies recorded during investigations in 2012, the film documents examples of hazardous working conditions, the use of child labour, bonded labour, withholding of pay, excessively low wages, health and safety violations, restricted union activities, verbal abuse and excessive hours.
EJF is advocating for the Bangladeshi Government, the international community and retailers to work together to stop these abuses.
The dance of death must end. Trapped in its hostile environment an animal will die. It will try to leave. It will leave but there is nowhere to go. Lily dances, trapped in a macabre and beautiful nightmare, swept up in a fight against pain, suffering, greed and lies.
RED SHOES is a dance for truth, for freedom and for life. We must stop climate change to avoid our total catastrophe.
A Short Film Directed by Lorna Tucker. Produced by Finished Films. Starring Lily Cole. Original Music Written and Produced by TOYDRUM ft Abi Wade.
Securing equitable and sustainable fisheries: The case for greater transparency in the management and governance of Ghana’s fisheries sector: Transparency must be improved to eradicate illegal fishing and prevent the collapse of Ghana’s fishing industry, says this new report from the Far Dwuma Nkɔdo project, which lays out key measures that can be implemented immediately by the government.
Illegal fishing and human rights abuses in the Taiwanese fishing fleet: This briefing details the EJF investigation which uncovered shockingly cruel and illegal practices on Taiwan-linked fishing vessels, including harpooning dolphins, finning and discarding tens of thousands of sharks, and catching vulnerable species of sea turtles and hammerheads. Nor were the vessels free of the human rights abuses previous EJF investigations have revealed in the fleet.
Protecting the guardians of our seas: Recommendations for a national plan of action for Liberia’s sharks and rays: Loss of sharks can lead to dramatic imbalances in marine ecosystems. This is particularly significant in Liberia, where 33,000 people rely on the fishing industry for their livelihoods, and 65% of all animal protein eaten comes from seafood.
Aus dem Schatten ans Licht: Mehr Transparenz in der weltweiten Fischerei, um die illegale, nicht gemeldete und unregulierte Fischerei zu unterbinden: Dieser Bericht stellt die „Zehn Grundsätze für globale Transparenz im Fischereisektor“ vor. Diese einfachen und kosteneffektiven Maßnahmen – zu denen die Veröffentlichung von Fischereigenehmigungen und die Vergabe eindeutiger Schiffsnummern gehören – sind von jedem Land leicht umzusetzen und können eine zentrale Rolle im Kampf gegen illegale Fischerei und Menschenrechtsverletzungen in der Fischereiindustrie spielen.