IUU fishing depletes fish stocks, destroys marine ecosystems, puts legitimate fishers at an unfair disadvantage and jeopardises the livelihoods of some of the world’s poorest people. This film looks at ways in which it can be tackled and urges consumers and decision makers to take action to end pirate fishing.
Thailand's seafood exports are the third most valuable in the world, supplying markets in the US, Europe and Asia but far from the attention of consumers vulnerable migrants in search of a better future are being trafficked, exploited, abused and even murdered aboard Thai fishing vessels.
EJF is campaigning for the international community to develop a Global Record of fishing vessels to facilitate greater transparency and traceability in the seafood sector enabling better monitoring of fishing activities including the labour conditions of the world's fishing fleets.
Featuring testimonies recorded during investigations in 2012, the film documents examples of hazardous working conditions, the use of child labour, bonded labour, withholding of pay, excessively low wages, health and safety violations, restricted union activities, verbal abuse and excessive hours.
EJF is advocating for the Bangladeshi Government, the international community and retailers to work together to stop these abuses.
The dance of death must end. Trapped in its hostile environment an animal will die. It will try to leave. It will leave but there is nowhere to go. Lily dances, trapped in a macabre and beautiful nightmare, swept up in a fight against pain, suffering, greed and lies.
RED SHOES is a dance for truth, for freedom and for life. We must stop climate change to avoid our total catastrophe.
A Short Film Directed by Lorna Tucker. Produced by Finished Films. Starring Lily Cole. Original Music Written and Produced by TOYDRUM ft Abi Wade.
Published: 16 Dec 2018
On the frontlines. Climate change in Bangladesh: This report looks at the impacts of climate change on Bangladesh, and how it is forcing millions of people to flee their homes.
Published: 02 Jul 2018
Joint communique from the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council and National Fish Processors and Traders Association: In this communiqué Ghana’s small-scale fishers, fish traders and processors make their priorities clear as the country’s fisheries laws are reformed. EJF supports the recommendations as essential steps to rescue Ghana’s struggling fisheries.
Published: 04 Jun 2018
The problem with 'saiko', an ecological and human catastrophe: This briefing looks at the problem of 'saiko', an illegal and destructive form of industrial fishing which is threatening Ghana's fisheries
Published: 09 Apr 2018
Principles of good governance for securing equitable and sustainable fisheries : This briefing provides an overview of global guidelines on tenure rights and how they can address key challenges facing Ghana’s fisheries sector, for the benefit of a more equitable and sustainable fishing industry.
Published: 22 Mar 2018
EJF view on the Global Compact on Migration: Although the new international agreement on migration is a step forward, it cannot replace the legally binding agreement to protect climate refugees EJF is calling for.
Published: 28 Feb 2018
Human trafficking in Taiwan's fisheries sector: This briefing details the structural shortcomings in Taiwan's management of its deep water fishing fleet that allow human trafficking and human rights abuses to persist.