The waves are surging higher around the Esperanza today. We’re headed north towards busier fishing areas, the horizon line heaving up and down as the ship barrels every which way amid the rolling, white-peaked swell.
Waves crash against the Esperanza bow. 12 May 2016. © Will Rose / Greenpeace
For the past few weeks, we’ve been hunting reckless fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean that supply Thai Union, the mega-company responsible for producing much of the tinned seafood on supermarket shelves across the globe.
We’ve been collecting these unscrupulous vessels’ fish aggregating devices (FADs), which enable them to scoop up huge volumes of any and all types sea life, pick out the marketable tuna and dump everything else – the ‘bycatch’ – back in the sea, dead.
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