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Birds Eye/Iglo still linked to illegal fishing

Feature story | 4 October, 2006 at 18:43

Last week the European Fish Processors Association (AIPCE) met in Dublin to discuss how the industry would handle the increasing amount of illegal cod ending up in our burgers and fishsticks. The good news: they made some promising...

Fishy cod reefer ‘Mumrinskiy’ back in town

Feature story | 9 January, 2007 at 0:00

You may remember our fishy friend, the cod reefer Mumrinskiy, from last year. The Mumrinskiy is now again in a Dutch port. She has taken the same detour to avoid inspection as last August, and was carrying fish from the same suspicious vessels. ...

Baltic piracy confronted

Feature story | 15 September, 2006 at 0:00

Yesterday, the Arctic Sunrise crew found illegal nets set for cod in the eastern Baltic. But the pirate fishermen are in for a surprise when they return. Our crew has confiscated the nets, but helpfully left a note on a buoy with a phone number...

A third of cod from the Baltic Sea stolen by pirates

Feature story | 6 September, 2006 at 0:00

As our ship the Esperanza heads to the Pacific to tackle pirates and overfishing, the Arctic Sunrise heads north to battle another case of piracy. Our new report reveals that 30 percent of the cod caught in the Baltic Sea is stolen, bound for...

Fishy cod reefer: activists demand inspection

Feature story | 21 August, 2006 at 0:00

As the Esperanza tackles pollution in the Philippines, our ship the Arctic Sunrise continues our expedition's battle against pirates. Activists demanded inspection of Russian-flagged reefer 'Mumrinskiy' in the Netherlands, suspected of carrying...

Mumrinksiy Case Study: Updated January 2007

Publication | 9 January, 2007 at 11:35

In August 2006, Greenpeace took action and alerted the Dutch government about possible illegal unreported cod onboard th Russian reefer vessel Mumrinskiy. The vessel is now again in a Dutch port with code from the Barents Sea. This document...

Headed and Gutted: illegal cod fishing in the Barents Sea

Publication | 20 August, 2006 at 18:41

An increasing amount of cod from the Barents Sea has been delivered directly to EU harbors over the last few years. It now appears that a significant proportion of this fish may be the result of illegal and unregistered over-fishing, and involve...

The Netherlands: a pirate fishers' paradise

Publication | 8 February, 2007 at 9:47

Executive Summary: Why the international cod mafia is doing business in Dutch ports

North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission Press Release

Publication | 9 January, 2007 at 11:37

Press release from NEAFC, outlining that the Contracting Parties of NEAFC decided unanimously to adopt port state control measures. The measures, which will come into effect from 1 May 2007, provide for prior notification of landings of frozen...

The cod fishery in the Baltic Sea: unsustainable and illegal

Publication | 6 September, 2006 at 0:00

The United Nations (UN) states that the main factors determining biodiversity loss in our oceans are overfishing and climate change. Cod is a case in point. Once so dense that fish could literally be scooped out of the sea, the majority of the...

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