Revision of EU Fisheries Control Regulation can make a big difference for biodiversity and climate if done right: open letter to the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries: NGOs call on the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to ensure that the revised EU Fisheries Control Regulation contributes to sustainable fisheries management, reducing the impact of fisheries on the marine environment and promoting the protection of species and ecosystems.

Urgent opportunity for EU, US, and Japan to jointly turn the tide on illegal fishing: As a coalition of organisations working on environmental and human rights issues, we call upon the main market states; EU, US, and Japan to work together at the 2022 One Ocean Summit to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

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.

我們跳動的藍色心臟:對抗氣候危機的藍碳解決方案: 海洋生物捕捉超過一半的生物碳,但這種「藍碳」目前卻在氣候政策中被忽視。

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.

Injustice on the frontlines of the climate crisis in the US: Existing social and racial inequalities put marginalised communities in the US at greater risk of suffering in the face of climate impacts, and those inequalities will be exacerbated as the climate crisis deepens.

Improving transparency and accountability in the governance of Ghana’s fisheries sector - Meeting report: This roundtable discussed the role of transparency and accountability as pillars of good governance of natural resources, identified challenges in the fisheries sector, and mapped a way forward.

Opening up Environmentally Sustainable, Climate- Resilient Livelihood Opportunities for Artisanal Fishing Communities in Ghana - Workshop report: The aim of the workshop was to examine previous and ongoing livelihood projects with a view to exchanging experiences, lessons learned and best practices to inform the design of future livelihood programmes for fishing communities in Ghana, with a specific focus on small-scale agriculture.

Assessment of Ghana’s fisheries laws for alignment with the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure and sustainable small-scale fisheries: This report identifies how the key principles of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure, and the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Small-Scale Fisheries can be implemented, and provides concrete recommendations for the revision of Ghana’s 2002 Fisheries Act.

EJF climate manifesto: Policy summary: The climate crisis is here now. This policy summary details the whole-of-society transformation needed to avoid its worst impacts, delivering a more sustainable global economy and a safer planet.