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Activists lock pirates of Portugal in port

Feature story | 28 October, 2008 at 1:00

Greenpeace divers have chained the propellers of four vessels with a history of pirate fishing to the quayside in the port of Aveiro. Hoisting a banner demanding "Scrap These Pirates", we're now calling on the Portuguese Minister of Fisheries to...

A fishy identity crisis

Feature story | 14 March, 2006 at 1:00

So you own five illegal trawlers called the Oyra, Ostroe, Okhotino, Olchan and Ostrovets. Things aren't looking good for you when in 2005, your boats are involved in the collapse of the fish stocks of the North Atlantic. Sounds like you need a...

Discussing destruction

Feature story | 3 March, 2006 at 1:00

High-seas bottom trawling is destroying deep-sea habitats before we even know about them. For the umpteenth time in the last three years, politicians are meeting to discuss (maybe) doing something about it. While they talk deep-sea destruction is...

Landmark agreement for the deep-sea

Feature story | 26 May, 2007 at 2:00

After four years of campaigning to bring an end to deep-sea bottom trawling, an international agreement has been made to protect just under 25 percent of the high seas from this incredibly destructive fishing method.

Making Piracy History

Feature story | 27 February, 2006 at 1:00

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungry families – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour of Hollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for many communities that can least afford to be robbed...

EXPOSED! Pirates bankrolled by Spanish government

Feature story | 5 March, 2009 at 16:42

We've just presented evidence to the Fisheries Committee of the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) that the Spanish company Vidal Armadores S. A., despite being involved in pirate fishing, received over 3.5 million Euros in Spanish...

Pirates blacklisted

Feature story | 3 October, 2008 at 2:00

Our oceans are being plundered by pirates. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – also known as "pirate fishing" - has become a global scourge. From international waters around the world, to the islands of the South Pacific and the coastal...

Pirate ship in chains

Feature story | 18 June, 2007 at 2:00

The notorious Russian pirate fish cargo ship, the Mumrinskiy, has been chained to the docks in the Dutch port of Eemshaven by activists to stop it from engaging in illegal activities with pirate fisheries and facilitating the plunder of the...

South Pacific fisheries - getting hot in Chile

Feature story | 27 April, 2007 at 2:00

When it comes to stopping the strip-mining of the sea, it's time for governments to walk the walk so deep-sea critters can swim the swim.

Fish and sex trade

Feature story | 13 October, 2006 at 2:00

Fishing and prostitution might be the two oldest professions. But the exploitation of both is creating new vulnerabilities for Pacific islands as the whole world increasingly comes to fish in its waters. Ben Bohane reports from Kiribati.

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