EJF empowers coastal communities to document illegal fishing and shares evidence with local authorities and international policymakers so that action can be taken against pirate vessels and against the countries that fail to act against them.
Published: 08 Mar 2019
Gender Analysis: Ghana's Artisanal Fisheries 2019: Women play a vital part in Ghana's fisheries, yet have little say against the illegal fishing methods that are damaging their livelihoods. This gender report, co-authored by Hen Mpoano and EJF, provides a close look at the gender dynamics of the fisheries sector, and makes specific recommendations to strengthen women's voices.
Published: 25 Mar 2019
Working Conditions on Fishing Vessels in West Africa: A case study of abandoned crew in Las Palmas: Isabel's 12 crew from several West African countries were stranded in the Spanish port of Las Palmas where the vessel was detained by Spanish authorities for a number of safety and administrative infractions. The crew were forced to live on board the boat for five months with inadequate food and accommodation.
Published: 06 Feb 2019
Rights at risk: Arctic climate change and the threat to Sami culture: The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. This is putting its unique ecosystem at risk, and with it the existence of Europe’s only recognised indigenous people, the Sami, who have lived in the Arctic for millennia. The Sami have a clear message for decision makers, from the front lines of climate change: now is the time to act.
Published: 13 Dec 2018
Out of the shadows: Korean Version: 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.