A cross-border ERC investigation into crimes in the global fishing industry, from the South China Sea to the Antarctic.
Out on the high seas, a dark undercurrent of illegal and destructive activity has been running for decades.
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing – known in the industry as “IUU fishing” – has caused alarming destruction to marine environments, as well as horrific human rights abuses.
The Environmental Reporting Collective spent nearly a year investigating IUU fishing, with journalists from over a dozen newsrooms working together to expose these crimes.
Fishing communities across the South China Sea are struggling as their countries battle against IUU fishing.
Conservationists are sounding the alarm over the international race to exploit the Antarctic's krill swarms.
How a Chinese tuna juggernaut crushed its Indonesian workers.
A fishery observer's job is to monitor fishing vessels for illegal activity. But they keep disappearing at sea.
It might seem like a sensible logistics exercise, but in reality, transshipment enables destructive IUU fishing across the world.
The vast resources of the West Philippine Sea provide livelihood and food security, yet Filipino fishers who sail at these seas fend for themselves.
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