Business as usual: Illegal saiko fishing continues unchecked
The illegal saiko trade continues unabated at Elmina, with an average of 11 landings a week since November 2019. Monitoring and footage from the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) shows the trade continuing in plain sight.
Coral Reefs in Crisis
275 million people directly depend on reefs for their livelihoods and sustenance, but the IPCC predicts that 99% of corals will be lost under 2°C of global heating.
Human rights abuse in the tuna industry
Japan is one of the largest and most influential tuna markets in the world, but many consumers are unaware of how this fish is caught. EJF speaks to crew of long-line tuna vessels, revealing human rights abuse and illegal shark finning, including endangered hammerheads.
Caught in the Net: Illegal fishing & labour abuses in the Vietnamese fishing fleet18th November, 2019
Caught in the Net: Illegal fishing & labour abuses in the Vietnamese fishing fleet
Vietnam has one of the fastest growing fishing fleets in the world. This explosion in the number of fishing vessels has led to massive overfishing, facilitated by child labour, and the crisis spreading beyond Vietnam's waters.
Stolen at Sea: The Chinese Trawlers Driving the Collapse of Ghana’s Fisheries
‘Saiko’ is a severely destructive form of illegal fishing. Foreign trawlers target the staple catch of Ghanaian canoe fishers and sell this stolen fish back to local communities. Our new report has estimated the true cost of saiko.
Shining a Light: How Illegal ‘Saiko’ Fishing is Fuelling the Collapse of Ghana’s Fisheries18th June, 2019
Shining a Light: How Illegal ‘Saiko’ Fishing is Fuelling the Collapse of Ghana’s Fisheries
Illegal 'saiko' fishing costs Ghana tens of millions of dollars in revenue and threatens food security and coastal livelihoods.
Out of the Shadows: Illegal Fishing and Slavery on our Oceans
Illegal fishing and human rights violations at sea often remain undiscovered.
Slaughter at Sea
EJF has uncovered a number of cruel and illegal practices on board fishing vessels associated with Taiwan.