The Black Fish, most promising new marine conservation activist organisation?
The Black Fish is now switching some of its focus to the European industrial fisheries. Black Fish activist Anna Berkmann: "It is important to us that we focus our work on the suffering which takes places at sea. The fishing industry has reached a point where it is simply out of control. The European fishing fleet operates at overcapacity and most commercially caught species are fished at levels above scientific recommendations. Add to that the under-reporting of catches, illegal fishing and the fact that existing laws are rarely enforced. Europe has become a free haven for poachers and this is a situation which we are determined to end."
Teed Arvidsson, of the Swedish chapter of The Black Fish: "We simply need to get out to sea to the actual places where many of these illegal and destructive activities take place, to investigate and where possible take non-violent direct action. Especially in the Mediterranean Sea, where most of the bluefin tuna is caught illegally, this could make the difference."
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