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/.
Pirate Fish on Your Plate: This report report from 2007 documents the link between IUU fishing and the EU through tracking illegally-caught fish from West Africa into the European market.
Illegal Driftnetting in the Mediterranean: This report documents how driftnets, although banned by both the EU and the ICCAT, continue to be used illegally across the region to catch valuable large species, mainly swordfish and tuna.
EJF Uzbekistan UNCRC Submission: Alternative report for the 42nd Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Mangroves: Nature's Defence Against Tsunamis: A report on the impact of mangrove loss and shrimp farm development on coastal defence.
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.