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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.
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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 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.
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.
Transhipment at Sea: Briefing: In the briefing, EJF sets out the case for a ban on transhipment of fish at sea in West Africa as well as a ban on the entry of seafood from such transhipments into the European market.
A Nation Under Threat: The impacts of climate change on human rights and forced migration in Bangladesh: The report explores how climate change has become one of the major challenges to the enjoyment of the basic rights to life, food, health, water, housing and self-determination in one of the World's most climate vulnerable countries.
EJF Consumer Guide to Prawns: Every time you are faced with purchasing shrimp, consider how much you know about its production. Can you be sure it didn't cause environmental degradation or lead to human rights abuses?
Pirate Fishing Exposed: EJF's latest report exposes the continued role of the EU and East Asian countries in facilitating a market for seafood illegally caught in West Africa.
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