The risk of sleepwalking into deep-sea disaster is at hand, say government officials13th July, 2023
The risk of sleepwalking into deep-sea disaster is at hand, say government officials
More and more states are coming forward and calling for a stop to the rush towards deep-sea mining, including France and Germany. Sebastian Unger, Germany’s Federal Government Commissioner for the Ocean, and Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, the French Ambassador for the Poles and Maritime Issues, tell us why deep-sea mining poses a grave threat to this pristine marine ecosystem.
A manifesto for our ocean
Our ocean is the blue beating heart of our planet, but we are putting this irreplaceable ecosystem under extreme pressure. In this film, we lay out a roadmap for the protection of the ocean, providing clear policy recommendations to save our seas and safeguard our future.
Illegal bottom trawling in the Mediterranean: A threat to marine life and livelihoods in Tunisia28th March, 2023
Illegal bottom trawling in the Mediterranean: A threat to marine life and livelihoods in Tunisia
Kiss trawling - a form of illegal bottom trawling - is devastating the marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Gabès in Tunisia and the livelihoods of local fishers who depend on them. This film explains why it must be ended, swiftly and fairly.
Together we are strong: Liberia's fishmongers building fairer fisheries
“Together we are strong” follows the election runs of three women in Liberia as they campaign for leadership positions in the Buchanan CMA. Shoulder to shoulder with their fellow VSLA members, these women are speaking up, determined to have a say in how the resources that underpin their livelihoods are managed.
Towards the abyss: How the rush to deep-sea mining threatens people and our planet
The deep sea remains a pristine ecosystem, largely untouched by human activity. But deep-sea mining, which could be allowed to start as early as July 2023 threatens to significantly disturb the delicate environment of the deep sea, with devastating consequences for life on earth.
Ocean Defenders: capturing evidence to crack down on illegal fishing in Senegalese waters20th January, 2023
Ocean Defenders: capturing evidence to crack down on illegal fishing in Senegalese waters
On the Precipice: crime and corruption in Ghana's Chinese-owned trawler fleet
Fisheries that millions of Ghanaians depend on are at risk of collapse as a result of brazen illegal fishing, catastrophic overfishing by Chinese-owned industrial trawlers and a culture of corruption which has allowed these crimes to go unpunished.
EJF’s investigation draws on evidence from interviews with Ghanaian crew who have witnessed these abuses first-hand, filmed evidence, a network of informants and analysis of vessel tracking data. The picture which emerges is one of systematic corruption that enables illegal fishing and human rights abuses to go unreported and unpunished in the country’s waters. From port authorities to Navy officials, EJF alleges that the web of corruption is so deep and entangled that sustainability, and the defence of human rights, is impossible without reform.