Interactive: Track the Lafayette

Vessels that catch small pelagic fish like jack mackerel roam the oceans in search of fish. Here we follow the Lafayette as it traverses from the South Pacific to West Africa and Northern Europe in 2010 and 2011. Click and drag to rotate the Earth below, and see the ship’s path traced in red.

Jack mackerel was once one of the world’s most abundant fish
The last fish

BBC documentary spotlights ICIJ probe into fish devastation

Apr 27, 2012

Infographic: How fish can ‘vanish’

Apr 19, 2012
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Interactive: Where did all the jack mackerel go?

Mar 21, 2012

Video: El último pez

Mar 21, 2012

Graphic: Who owns the fish?

Mar 21, 2012
Jack mackerel stocks have declined from 30 million metric tons to less than 3 million in just two decades
Lawmakers propose fishing ban for European fleets that target decimated jack mackerel

Dutch Parliament debates ICIJ’s Pacific overfishing investigation

Feb 17, 2012
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