The Indian Ocean is home to some of the world’s richest tuna fishing grounds. They are a valuable resource to coastal states, and an attractive fishing opportunity for foreign fleets.
Unfortunately illegal and unreported fishing is a major problem in the region. For countries like Mozambique, illegal fishing is a real problem, and due to resource constraints, monitoring their waters is not an easy task.
Greenpeace has recently been working with the Mozambican government, providing fisheries officials with a platform to monitor and patrol the country’s waters.
Although Greenpeace has a long history of working to end overfishing globally, this is the first time we’ve come to the Indian Ocean. We’re here to document and expose overfishing and illegal fishing in the region, and to support coastal countries. But at the same time it’s about listening to local people, learning from their experiences, and empowering them to defend their oceans.
More updates from the tour.