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China’s hidden fleet in West Africa: a spotlight on illegal practices within Ghana’s industrial trawl sector

China’s hidden fleet in West Africa: a spotlight on illegal practices within Ghana’s industrial trawl sector: Around 90% of Ghana’s industrial fishing fleet is linked to Chinese ownership, despite the fact that Ghana’s laws clearly forbid any foreign ownership or control of vessels flying its flag. The Chinese and Ghanaian governments must now work together to eradicate the illegal fishing practices.

Joint Civil Society Statement concerning Implementation of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention - English

Joint Civil Society Statement concerning Implementation of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention - English: The Royal Thai Government (RTG) is aiming to bring Thai legislation in line with international standards. The coalition applauds the RTG for this progress but reiterate much more still needs to be done.

Joint Civil Society Statement concerning Implementation of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention - Thai

Joint Civil Society Statement concerning Implementation of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention - Thai: The Royal Thai Government (RTG) is aiming to bring Thai legislation in line with international standards. The coalition applauds the RTG for this progress but reiterate much more still needs to be done.

Thailand leads by example on transparency in the fishing industry

Thailand leads by example on transparency in the fishing industry: Thailand has become one of the first countries in Southeast Asia to publish a full list of all its registered and licensed fishing vessels, alongside a watchlist containing vessels prohibited from fishing.

EJF Positionspapier zum Nationalen Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte in Deutschland

EJF Positionspapier zum Nationalen Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte in Deutschland: Das Positionspapier unterstützt Deutschlands Bemühungen zur Umsetzung des ‚Nationalen Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte‘, betont in diesem Zuge aber die Notwendigkeit zur Berücksichtigung von Menschenrechtsverletzungen in der globalen Fischereiindustrie.

EJF Position on the National Action Plan Business and Human Rights in Germany

EJF Position on the National Action Plan Business and Human Rights in Germany : This position paper backs Germany's ‘National Action Plan Business and Human Rights’ but highlights the need for a focus on abuses in the seafood industry.

Joint Civil Society Statement concerning Ratification of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188)

Joint Civil Society Statement concerning Ratification of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188): This statement was issued by 30 NGOs urging the Thai government to stand strong in eliminating human rights abuses in its fisheries.

Roundtable to discuss the international guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure and the relevance for Ghana’s fisheries sector

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.

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