Witnessing the Plunder 2006

Publication - March 8, 2007
Pirate fishing fleets operate in contravention of conservation and management rules, labour and tax laws. Crew employed on board of these pirate vessels often live in near-slavery conditions.This report focuses on exposing the high levels of illegal fishing in waters of Guinea and explaining how fish finds its way to the port of Las Palmas.

200 miles South West Guinea Bissau. Chinese fishing boats Lian Run 24 and Lian Run 29 illegally transshipping frozen fish boxes onto Binar 4 Panama reefer. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation are working in partnership to expose the scandal of pirate fishing, as part of the year - long Greenpeace Defending Our Oceans expedition to highlight a range of threats to the oceans.

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Executive summary: One of the main driving forces behind pirate fishing is a growing and often indiscriminate demand for seafood in the EU and other major markets . Consumers and retailers expect an increasing variety of fish and shellfish all year round and at a reasonable price, in spite of the fact that marine resources are in sharp decline worldwide.

Num. pages: 40

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