This briefing looks at the problem of 'saiko', an illegal and destructive form of industrial fishing which is threatening Ghana's fisheries
More than 200 villages along Ghana’s coastline rely on fisheries as their primary source of income. However, Ghana's small pelagic fishery, crucial for food security and livelihoods, is on the brink of collapse following decades of over-exploitation. The illegal practice of 'saiko' fishing - the transhipment of fish at sea from industrial trawlers to local canoes - has had a particularly destructive impact on Ghana’s small pelagic fisheries. This briefing looks at the scale of the practice and its impacts on livelihoods, food security and sustainability.
This report looks at the impacts of climate change on Bangladesh, and how it is forcing millions of people to flee their homes.
Worldwide, climate change is destroying livelihoods, infrastructure and communities, forcing people from their homes, towns and even countries. Since 2008, weather-related hazards have displaced an average of 21.7 million people each year. It is very often the poorest and most vulnerable who are at the highest risk of climate displacement; Bangladesh is on the frontline of such impacts.
Principles of good governance for securing equitable and sustainable fisheries : This briefing provides an overview of global guidelines on tenure rights and how they can address key challenges facing Ghana’s fisheries sector, for the benefit of a more equitable and sustainable fishing industry.
EJF view on the Global Compact on Migration: Although the new international agreement on migration is a step forward, it cannot replace the legally binding agreement to protect climate refugees EJF is calling for.
Human trafficking in Taiwan's fisheries sector: This briefing details the structural shortcomings in Taiwan's management of its deep water fishing fleet that allow human trafficking and human rights abuses to persist.
Highlights: The Impact of the IUU Regulation on Seafood Trade Flows: Identification of intra-EU shifts in import trends related to the catch certification scheme and third country carding process
The Impact of the IUU Regulation on Seafood Trade Flows: Identification of intra-EU shifts in import trends related to the catch certification scheme and third country carding process
Beyond Borders: Our changing climate – its role in conflict and displacement: This report looks at the impact of climate change on food production and security, and the ways in which people are driven from their homes and lands by slow-onset weather events.
An Advisory Note for the UK Supply Chain on How to Avoid Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishery Products (engl. Version): Ratgeber von EJF für Einzelhändler aus Großbritannien über die Risiken der illegalen Fischerei.
Guide a l'usage des professionnels pour lutter contre la peche illegale: Advisory Note for French industry, retailers and brands of the risks associated with illegal fishing.