UNDER THE RADAR includes video evidence EJF has documented of vessels operating illegally and using multiple identities and changing their flags, names and radio call-signs to avoid detection and sanctions.
Through our work towards the eradication of IUU fishing in West Africa, EJF has gathered evidence that reveals a compelling need for an international database of industrial fishing vessels, which contains their UVI and information on their ownership, flag, history, characteristics and fishing authorisations. This would enable the global fishing fleet to be monitored and regulated more effectively.
Through the Net charts EJF’s investigations into 'pirate' fishing in West Africa and tracks the journey of fish caught illegally in Sierra Leone to the European seafood market through the Spanish port of Las Palmas.
The film reveals gaps in the EU regulation to prevent, deter and eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and highlights steps that need to be taken to ensure that the regulation works effectively. The film features interviews with the EU Fisheries Commissioner, Members of the European Parliament and fishing communities that suffer the impacts of pirate fishing in West Africa.
The voiceover is provided by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby. Soundtrack by Tom Strang.
EJF's work in Sierra Leone involves working with the School Nature Club to promote the importance of sustainable fishing for artisanal fishers, mangrove protection as well as organising rubbish clear ups in the local town.
EJF is delighted to announce that ethical shoppers can now buy quirky, ocean themed outfits designed by The Rodnik Band from our Pop Up shop.
We held an event at 'JUST' sponsored by ethical manufacturer Continental Clothing Company to promote the ethical brands in store. To get your latest must have charity item and for the perfect organic gift this Christmas 'pop' down and see us soon!
This film exposes the continued role of the EU and East Asian countries in facilitating a market for seafood illegally caught in West Africa.
Following a two-year investigation by EJF this film and the associated report Pirate Fishing Exposed highlights how local fishing communities are fighting back to combat this illegal trade.
US Ambassador Michael Owen visits EJF's project in the Sherbro River Estuary in the south of Sierra Leone where EJF has been working since 2008 to bring an end to illegal pirate fishing.
Ambassador Owen met up with different communities and leaders in the south of Sierra Leone to learn about the impacts of EJF's work and the ongoing challenges this remote region faces.
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.
Out of the shadows: Improving transparency in global fisheries to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing: This report lays out the ‘ten principles for global transparency in the fishing industry’. These simple, low-cost measures – which include publishing license lists and giving vessels unique numbers – are well within the reach of any country and can play a pivotal role in the battle against illegal fishing and human rights abuse in the sector.
Chinas versteckte Flotte in Westafrika: Illegale Praktiken in Ghanas industrieller Fischerei: Zusammenfassung & Empfehlungen des EJF-Berichts, der zeigt, dass die industrielle Fischereiflotte Ghanas durch chinesische Eigentümerstrukturen geprägt ist. Da die Fischerei in Ghana stark unter der illegalen Fischerei leidet, müssen die ghanaische und die chinesische Regierung zusammenarbeiten für legale und nachhaltige Fischereiaktivitäten.
Briefing: China’s hidden fleet in West Africa - a spotlight on illegal practices within Ghana’s industrial trawl sector: Around 90% of Ghana’s industrial fishing fleet is linked to Chinese ownership, despite the fact that Ghana’s laws clearly forbid any foreign ownership or control of vessels flying its flag. The Chinese and Ghanaian governments must now work together to eradicate the illegal fishing practices.