UNDER THE RADAR includes video evidence EJF has documented of vessels operating illegally and using multiple identities and changing their flags, names and radio call-signs to avoid detection and sanctions.
Through our work towards the eradication of IUU fishing in West Africa, EJF has gathered evidence that reveals a compelling need for an international database of industrial fishing vessels, which contains their UVI and information on their ownership, flag, history, characteristics and fishing authorisations. This would enable the global fishing fleet to be monitored and regulated more effectively.
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Through the Net charts EJF’s investigations into 'pirate' fishing in West Africa and tracks the journey of fish caught illegally in Sierra Leone to the European seafood market through the Spanish port of Las Palmas.
The film reveals gaps in the EU regulation to prevent, deter and eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and highlights steps that need to be taken to ensure that the regulation works effectively. The film features interviews with the EU Fisheries Commissioner, Members of the European Parliament and fishing communities that suffer the impacts of pirate fishing in West Africa.
The voiceover is provided by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby. Soundtrack by Tom Strang.
EJF's work in Sierra Leone involves working with the School Nature Club to promote the importance of sustainable fishing for artisanal fishers, mangrove protection as well as organising rubbish clear ups in the local town.
EJF is delighted to announce that ethical shoppers can now buy quirky, ocean themed outfits designed by The Rodnik Band from our Pop Up shop.
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This film exposes the continued role of the EU and East Asian countries in facilitating a market for seafood illegally caught in West Africa.
Following a two-year investigation by EJF this film and the associated report Pirate Fishing Exposed highlights how local fishing communities are fighting back to combat this illegal trade.
US Ambassador Michael Owen visits EJF's project in the Sherbro River Estuary in the south of Sierra Leone where EJF has been working since 2008 to bring an end to illegal pirate fishing.
Ambassador Owen met up with different communities and leaders in the south of Sierra Leone to learn about the impacts of EJF's work and the ongoing challenges this remote region faces.