The report provides case studies from West Africa, Southeast Asia, the Indian and Pacific Oceans, all regions with high incidences of illegal fishing. Human rights abuses directly documented by EJF and other organisations, including the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), include physical and emotional abuse, incarceration, forced labour without pay, abandonment, and reports of murder.
Lowering the Flag:
This report from 2010 investigates the use of flags of convenience by pirate fishing vessels and advocates for the end of this widespread practice that is 'the scourge of today's maritime world'.
A known killer and toxic to the environment, the pesticide endosulfan remains a serious health and environmental hazard.
Despite being banned in 62 countries, its continued production and use continues to poison and people and environments as a number of countries, led by India, stand in the way of a global ban.
This report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) details the environmental and human impacts of one of the world's most dangerous and pervasive pesticides, highlighting why it should be banned globally.
Illegal Driftnetting in the Mediterranean:
This report documents how driftnets, although banned by both the EU and the ICCAT, continue to be used illegally across the region to catch valuable large species, mainly swordfish and tuna.
'Illegal Driftnetting in the Mediterranean' documents how driftnets, although banned by both the EU and the ICCAT since 2002 and 2003, continue to be used illegally across the region to catch valuable large species, mainly swordfish and tuna. There are estimated to be up to 600 illegal driftnet vessels operating in the Mediterranean, including many EU-flagged vessels. EJF is calling on the European Union, and all States involved, to meet their legal responsibilities with firm and decisive action.