Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, or pirate fishing, has been recognised as one of the major threats to the world's fish stocks. However, the focus so far has mostly been on the impacts on marine life and on local fishing communities. While these problems are extremely serious, there's one more that is rarely reported: human rights violations. Escaping regulatory checks on their catches, IUU vessel operators frequently get away with seriously abusing the human rights of their crews. In this film, we look at the conditions in which people on board vessels that engage in pirate fishing live and work.
All at Sea was screened at the 13th UN Association Film Festival in 2010.
Soundtrack by Tom Strang.
With thanks to the sound studio 4AM Productions.
In this video interview with EJF, former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives talks about the daunting prospect of his country fighting for physical survival and his citizens becoming environmental refugees.
Deadly Catch takes a closer look at the huge impacts illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, or pirate fishing, is having on communities in Sierra Leone.
Stolen Fish documents the extent and impacts of illegal - or pirate - fishing off the coast of West Africa. It investigates who the pirates are and the sophisticated ways they launder their illegal catches into the European market so that the fish ends up on our plates.
Watch EJF's new video following the launch of the new Cod Save The Sea T-shirt at London Fashion Week 2011.
The Cod Save The Sea T-shirt is part of The Rodnik Band’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection inspired by EJF’s work to end pirate fishing.
The Rodnik Band, who caused a stir at New York and London Fashion Weeks this season, created a collection of the brand's signature "art dresses", from aquatic shades of fish to chips-shaped ball gowns and submarine trench coats.
Get your Cod Save The Sea T-shirt at http://www.just-for.co.uk/.
Party to the Plunder: This report, produced by EJF in partnership with CFFA (Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreement), documents the devastating impacts of illegal fishing in Guinea and its links to the EU market.
White Gold: The True Cost of Cotton: EJF's groundbreaking report on forced child labour and the mismanagement of water resources in Uzbekistan's cotton production.
What's the Catch?: In 2003, EJF began an international campaign on bycatch reduction. This campaign grew from extensive research on the wider ecosystem effects of tropical shrimp trawl fisheries.
Pirates & Profiteers: ''Pirates & Profiteers - How pirate fishing fleets are robbing people and oceans'' explores the global nature of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Desert in the Delta: A report on the environmental, human rights and social impacts of shrimp production in Bangladesh.
Farming the Sea, Costing the Earth: The impacts of irresponsible expansion of shrimp aquaculture activities over the past 25 years have been varied, and frequently interlinked, and are generally recognised by most stakeholders, including some from the industry itself.