EJF has developed 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.
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has documented gross human rights violations and serious illegal fishing offences aboard the Taiwanese Fuh Sheng 11. Crew members told EJF of beatings from the captain, 22-hour working days and serious injuries to crew working in dangerous conditions. They also reported that the vessel had illegally finned sharks, including endangered hammerheads.
Beatings at gunpoint, slavery, dangerous working conditions and squalid living conditions. These are just a few of the findings from this investigative film by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) telling the harrowing stories of migrant fishermen working aboard Taiwanese-owned fishing vessels. The film shows that although some new rules have been introduced in Taipei, out at sea human rights abuses and illegal fishing practices continue.
Policies for Pollinators: The Need for Government Leadership in Backing England's Bees: England’s pollinators are facing widespread, serious declines.
Protecting bees and other wild pollinators: Life without bees is unimaginable. Help us to give them food and a home, and end the use of harmful pesticides in our gardens and on our farms.
Poison Pesticides: The Urgent Need to Protect Our Pollinators: This report outlines the issues surrounding the dramatic decline in bee populations around the UK and the role neonicotinoid pesticides are thought to play in it.
End Of The Road For Endosulfan: Pushing for a global ban on a deadly pesticide: Endosulfan.