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.
Ban Commercial wildlife markets
Commercial wildlife markets are responsible for pandemics like Covid-19 and SARS, falling wild animal populations and horrific animal cruelty. It's time to shut them down.
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: EJF's Investigation into the Devastating Impacts of Illegal Saiko Fishing in Ghana17th June, 2019
Shining a Light: EJF's Investigation into the Devastating Impacts of Illegal Saiko Fishing in Ghana
An ecological disaster is unfolding off the coast of Ghana. ‘Shining a Light’ documents the Environmental Justice Foundation’s investigation into illegal ‘saiko’ fishing.