Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, or pirate fishing, has been recognised as one of the major threats to the world's fish stocks. However, the focus so far has mostly been on the impacts on marine life and on local fishing communities. While these problems are extremely serious, there's one more that is rarely reported: human rights violations. Escaping regulatory checks on their catches, IUU vessel operators frequently get away with seriously abusing the human rights of their crews. In this film, we look at the conditions in which people on board vessels that engage in pirate fishing live and work.
All at Sea was screened at the 13th UN Association Film Festival in 2010.
Soundtrack by Tom Strang.
With thanks to the sound studio 4AM Productions.
In this video interview with EJF, former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives talks about the daunting prospect of his country fighting for physical survival and his citizens becoming environmental refugees.
Deadly Catch takes a closer look at the huge impacts illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, or pirate fishing, is having on communities in Sierra Leone.
Stolen Fish documents the extent and impacts of illegal - or pirate - fishing off the coast of West Africa. It investigates who the pirates are and the sophisticated ways they launder their illegal catches into the European market so that the fish ends up on our plates.
Watch EJF's new video following the launch of the new Cod Save The Sea T-shirt at London Fashion Week 2011.
The Cod Save The Sea T-shirt is part of The Rodnik Band’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection inspired by EJF’s work to end pirate fishing.
The Rodnik Band, who caused a stir at New York and London Fashion Weeks this season, created a collection of the brand's signature "art dresses", from aquatic shades of fish to chips-shaped ball gowns and submarine trench coats.
Get your Cod Save The Sea T-shirt at http://www.just-for.co.uk/.
EJF looks at water footprints with a focus on water in cotton production and the demise of the Aral Sea which shrunk to 10% of its former volume due to irresponsible cotton production in the region.
By 2050, there will be an estimated 150 million climate refugees - people forced to leave their homes by droughts, extreme weather patterns and sea level rise associated with climate change. There is no international law designed to protect these most vulnerable people and their needs.
President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives and Premier Talagi of Niue told EJF about how climate change is affecting their countries.
EJF is calling for international protection for climate refugees. We believe that that there needs to be a legally-binding, international Protocol that identifies and protects these people displaced from their homes by deteriorating environmental conditions. We campaign for a new Special Rapporteur on human rights and climate change to be established in the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Human rights should be at the heart of international action on climate change.