This video is about European overfishing in African seas.
From the Greenpeace site:
What is the African Voices Tour?
As European waters have become increasingly overfished, massive European fishing vessels have moved into West African waters to continue their fishing for European markets. For local fishermen in Senegal, Cape Verde and Mauritania, these fleets are having a severe impact on the fisheries, making it very difficult for them to feed their families.
Greenpeace Africa wants to change that.
Nine representatives from fishing communities in West Africa will travel to Europe, together with Raoul Monsembula, Oumy Sene, and Prudence Wanko, from Greenpeace Africa. They’ve arranged meetings with European politicians and they hope to change the EU policy on fishing in African seas.
Conservation groups urged the government today to designate 30 per cent of Britain’s seas as marine reserves in which fishing is banned: here.
Anti-EU activists urged Britain to pull out of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in a bid to protect fishing stocks and local communities following a damning report by MPs today: here.
Madagascar Marine Resources Plundered By International Seafood Market: here.
September 2011: A fishing boat believed to be illegally catching and supplying fish stolen from West Africa to the European Union has been seized by Liberian authorities: here.
European trawlers scouring West Africa for fish: here.
UK cod collapse due to overfishing and political failure, says fisheries expert: here.
What were the seas like before overfishing? Sobering visualization of plummeting fish stocks in Atlantic: here.
Overfishing has profoundly changed the fish already, study finds: here.
Charles Clover, Ebury Press: “Because what fishermen do is obscured by distance and the veil of water that covers the Earth, and because fish are cold-blooded rather than cuddly, most people still view what happens at sea differently from what happens on land. We have an outdated image of fishermen as bearded adventurers in the mould of friendly Captain Birds Eye, not as overseers in a slaughterhouse…. Unfortunately, our love affair with fish is unsustainable. The evidence for this is before our eyes”: here.
July 2011. The United States joined more than 50 countries in a recommendation to regional fishery management organizations (RFMOs) to better track vessels engaged in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing for tunas, swordfish, sharks and other highly migratory species. Annual global economic losses due to IUU fishing are estimated to be as high as $23 billion: here.
At last, a bit of fishy good news: cod have begun returning to Canadian seas where they were fished to near-extinction in the early 1990s. The finding shows that fishing bans are paying dividends, which should boost annual calls to impose similar bans in European waters: here.
New research recently published in the journal Nature by Canadian scientists from the Bedford Institute of Oceonography and Queens University indicates that some Atlantic groundfish populations, such as cod and haddock, are showing evidence of recovery: here.
Harvesting of small fish species should be cut: study: here.
Deep-sea fish in deep trouble: here.
Scientists find nearly all deep-sea fisheries unsustainable, call for stopping unsustainable fisheries and government subsidies that support them: here.
September 2011: Oil and gas platforms could be serving as beneficial habitats for commercially important fish populations such as cod and haddock, a marine ecologist has told the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity being held in Aberdeen: here.
It’s tough to trust fish labels with rampant fish fraud, many times the fish you buy is not the fish you eat: here.
Really, Don’t Trust Seafood Labels: here.
(Stanford University) A team of marine scientists has reconstructed fisheries yields over seven centuries of human habitation in Hawaii and the Florida Keys, the largest coral reef ecosystems in the United States. Results show that before European contact, Native Hawaiians were catching fish at sustainable rates, whereas historical Florida fisheries experienced commercially driven booms and busts: here.
February 2012. From gannets to seagulls, puffins to penguins, all seabirds suffer the same drop in birth rates when the supply of fish drops to less than a third of maximum capacity. That’s the result from an international study on the relationships between predators and prey in seven ecosystems around the world, published in the magazine Science and coordinated by Philippe Cury, an IRD researcher: here.
Impaired recovery of Atlantic cod — forage fish or other factors? Here.