Ocean action is climate action: A secure biodiverse ocean is key for climate mitigation and the protection of coastal communities: This policy briefing by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) and Oceana lists actions the German G7 Presidency should take to achieve a 30x30 ocean protection plan which safeguards biodiversity, advances the goals of the Paris Agreement and protects the human rights of coastal communities.
The ever-widening net: Mapping the scale, nature and corporate structures of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing by the Chinese distant-water fleet: This report presents a comprehensive analysis of China’s vast, opaque and, at times illegal global fisheries footprint, with the specific aim of informing appropriate and effective responses by fisheries decision-makers in China and globally.
Putin's war: fuelled, funded and facilitated by fossil fuels: Millions of Ukrainians have now fled their homes as a result of Vladimir Putin’s invasion. At the same time, around the globe, the intensifying impacts of the climate crisis are driving millions of people from their homes. There is one common thread to both of these events: they are driven by the addiction of wealthy countries to fossil fuels.
Driving Improvements in Fisheries Governance Globally: Impact of the EU IUU Carding Scheme on Belize, Guinea, Solomon Islands and Thailand: The European Union's IUU Regulation is designed to prevent and stop the flow of illegally caught fish from entering the EU market. This report highlights instances where this EU carding scheme has prompted positive changes in fisheries governance.
Net Free Seas Progress Report 2020-21: The Net Free Seas Progress Report summarises achievements, challenges, and lessons learned from the implementation of the Net Free Seas project between 2020-2021. So far, the project has worked with over 100 artisanal fishing communities across Thailand to collect and recycle 35 tonnes of discarded fishing nets. รายงานความคืบหน้าของโครงการทะเลปลอด (เศษ) อวน (Net Free Seas) ปี 2563 - 2564 รวมสรุปการดำเนินงาน ความสำเร็จ ความท้าทาย และการถอดบทเรียนของโครงการ โดยในปัจจุบันโครงการได้ร่วมงานกับชุมชนประมงพื้นบ้านกว่า 100 ชุมชนในประเทศไทย จัดเก็บและรีไซเคิลเศษอวนประมงไปกว่า 35 ตัน
Co-management: a tool for delivering legal, inclusive, and sustainable fisheries in Liberia: Small-scale fisheries in Liberia play a critical role in food security and the national economy. This policy briefing explains how co-management can make an important contribution to the sustainable management of these fisheries.
Lessons learnt from the IUU fishing Regulation for an ambitious corporate governance legislation: The EU Commission's Directorate-General for Justice, Consumer Rights and Gender Equality will soon set rules for companies to protect human rights and our natural environment. In this letter on sustainable business legislation, Oceana Europe and the Environmental Justice Foundation address EU Commissioner Didier Reynders and propose to apply the benefits of the EU regulation against illegal fishing to the SCG framework.
A race to the top: Lessons learnt from the EU’s law on illegal fishing to secure an EU framework to lead global sustainable corporate governance: In 2022, the European Commission intends to release its legislative proposal for a Sustainable Corporate Governance Directive on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence. The Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy and WWF strongly encourage the EU to deliver a robust and world-leading Sustainable Corporate Governance framework, outlining their recommendations in this report informed by the lessons learnt from the EU’s law on illegal fishing.
Recommendations for the reform of Ghana’s Inshore Exclusion Zone (IEZ) reserved for small-scale fishing activities: There is an urgent need to improve the management of Ghana’s marine fisheries to reverse declines in landings and secure the livelihoods of small-scale fishers. This paper sets out the case for an extension of the zone reserved for small-scale fishers in Ghana to protect local livelihoods.
No shelter from the storm: The urgent need to recognise and protect climate refugees: Legal protections for those forced from their homes by the climate crisis are patchy and not fit for purpose. This report, which examines international frameworks that touch on the issue, found that definitions are vague, and protections are inconsistent.