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Thailand’s progress in combating IUU, forced labour & human trafficking: While Thailand has been making progress in its efforts to eradicate illegal fishing and human rights abuse, issues remain. This updated briefing outlines these issues and presents recommendations to address them.

Positionspapier | Aktive Klimapolitik zum Schutz der Menschenrechte: Industrienationen sind in der Verantwortung die Wahrung der Menschenrechte in Anbetracht der Klimakrise in den Vordergrund zu rücken. Da Deutschland ein einflussreiches Mitglied in der Europäischen Union (EU) und innerhalb den Vereinten Nationen (UN) ist, fordert EJF mit diesem Positionspapier die Bundesregierung auf, eine Vorreiterrolle im Kampf gegen die Klimakrise einzunehmen und Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, um all jene zu schützen, die heute schon unter den Folgen der Klimakrise leiden.

Climate action to secure human rights worldwide: A position paper for the German political landscape: Germany is in a unique position to become a global leader on climate. On joining the UN Security Council this year, and assuming presidency of the EU in 2020, the country must propel climate change mitigation and facilitate an international agreement to protect the rights of climate refugees. EJF's briefing explains why Germany must rise to the challenge.

Rights at risk: Arctic climate change and the threat to Sami culture: The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. This is putting its unique ecosystem at risk, and with it the existence of Europe’s only recognised indigenous people, the Sami, who have lived in the Arctic for millennia. The Sami have a clear message for decision makers, from the front lines of climate change: now is the time to act.

Securing equitable and sustainable fisheries: The case for greater transparency in the management and governance of Ghana’s fisheries sector: Transparency must be improved to eradicate illegal fishing and prevent the collapse of Ghana’s fishing industry, says this new report from the Far Dwuma Nkɔdo project, which lays out key measures that can be implemented immediately by the government.

Out of the shadows: Korean Version: This report lays out the ‘ten principles for global transparency in the fishing industry’. These simple, low-cost measures – which include publishing license lists and giving vessels unique numbers – are well within the reach of any country and can play a pivotal role in the battle against illegal fishing and human rights abuse in the sector.

The ten principles for global transparency: Transparency in the fishing industry is the best weapon we have against the twin tragedies of illegal fishing and human rights abuse in the sector. EJF has collated ten simple principles for states to follow.

Out of the shadows: Improving transparency in global fisheries to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing: This report lays out the ‘ten principles for global transparency in the fishing industry’. These simple, low-cost measures – which include publishing license lists and giving vessels unique numbers – are well within the reach of any country and can play a pivotal role in the battle against illegal fishing and human rights abuse in the sector.

Protecting the guardians of our seas: Recommendations for a national plan of action for Liberia’s sharks and rays: Loss of sharks can lead to dramatic imbalances in marine ecosystems. This is particularly significant in Liberia, where 33,000 people rely on the fishing industry for their livelihoods, and 65% of all animal protein eaten comes from seafood.

Chinas versteckte Flotte in Westafrika: Illegale Praktiken in Ghanas industrieller Fischerei: Die industrielle Fischereiflotte Ghanas ist durch chinesische Eigentümerstrukturen geprägt. Da die Fischerei in Ghana stark unter der illegalen Fischerei leidet, müssen die ghanaische und die chinesische Regierung zusammenarbeiten für legale und nachhaltige Fischereiaktivitäten.

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.

Briefing: 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.