27 April, 2021

By Sibylle Riedmiller, Director at Chumbe Island When I first came to Tanzania in 1980 as the Project Manager of an aid education programme, I quickly developed a passion for the tropical marine environment. Spending my free time sailing, snorkelling and diving in the ocean, I was mesmerised by the vibrant coral reefs and the […]

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7 October, 2020

By Steve Trent, co-founder and Executive Director, EJF

As economies began to lock down to slow COVID-19’s progress, some crimes fell, but one illicit sector was booming. In the coastal waters of Africa, Asia and Latin America and on the high seas, illegal fishing operators are using this tragedy – and the curtailment of enforcement measures – as their opportunity to profit.

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