UNDER THE RADAR includes video evidence EJF has documented of vessels operating illegally and using multiple identities and changing their flags, names and radio call-signs to avoid detection and sanctions.
Through our work towards the eradication of IUU fishing in West Africa, EJF has gathered evidence that reveals a compelling need for an international database of industrial fishing vessels, which contains their UVI and information on their ownership, flag, history, characteristics and fishing authorisations. This would enable the global fishing fleet to be monitored and regulated more effectively.
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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.
EJF is delighted to announce that ethical shoppers can now buy quirky, ocean themed outfits designed by The Rodnik Band from our Pop Up shop.
We held an event at 'JUST' sponsored by ethical manufacturer Continental Clothing Company to promote the ethical brands in store. To get your latest must have charity item and for the perfect organic gift this Christmas 'pop' down and see us soon!
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.
Published: 15 Feb 2016
The EU IUU Regulation: Building on success EU progress in the global fight against illegal fishing: Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major threat to livelihoods, food security and ocean health globally.
Published: 30 Nov 2015
Thailand's Seafood Slaves. Human Trafficking, Slavery and Murder in Kantang’s Fishing Industry.: Slavery, ‘pirate’ fishing and other serious crimes continue to plague Thailand’s seafood sector.
Published: 04 Nov 2015
Policies for Pollinators: The Need for Government Leadership in Backing England's Bees: England’s pollinators are facing widespread, serious declines.
Published: 16 Dec 2018
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.
Published: 25 Feb 2015
Pirates and Slaves: How overfishing in Thailand fuels human trafficking and the plundering of our oceans: Pressures from over fishing and illegal fishing have led to the widespread use of slavery in the Thai fishing industry.
Published: 17 Feb 2015
Broken Promises: Why Thailand should stay on Tier 3 in the 2015 US Trafficking in Persons report