Beatings at gunpoint, slavery, dangerous working conditions and squalid living conditions. These are just a few of the findings from this investigative film by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) telling the harrowing stories of migrant fishermen working aboard Taiwanese-owned fishing vessels. The film shows that although some new rules have been introduced in Taipei, out at sea human rights abuses and illegal fishing practices continue.
Slavery, ‘pirate’ fishing and other serious crimes continue to plague Thailand’s seafood sector highlighting the shortcomings in private sector initiatives and government controls.
How overfishing and pirate fishing in Thailand fuels human trafficking and the plundering of our oceans.
EJF empowers coastal communities to document illegal fishing and shares evidence with local authorities and international policymakers so that action can be taken against pirate vessels and against the countries that fail to act against them.
Shrimp farming in Brazil is devastating the lives of coastal communities and wrecking the environment.
Sharks have been on the planet for over 400 million years, long before the first dinosaur emerged on Earth. They have witnessed centuries of the world’s history, but human activity may bring all of this to an end - an entire ancient species facing an early extinction. Around 100 million sharks are killed by humans every single year - the equivalent to approximately 11,415 deaths per hour. EJF is working to protect critical shark species across West Africa and globally.
You can support EJF's work protecting endangered sharks by donating to our Shark Appeal: https://www.justgiving.com/cam...
Roundtable to discuss the international guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure and the relevance for Ghana’s fisheries sector: This report summarises the discussions in Ghana led by the Environmental Justice Foundation, Hen Mpoano and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation on the implementation of new international guidelines on tenure rights to protect the country's fisheries sector.
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.
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.
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