INTERACTIVE: TRACK THE LAFAYETTE

Plunder in the Pacific

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.

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Inside Plunder in the Pacific
Video: El último pez
March 21, 2012 — The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reporter Mar Cabra explains why the fate of a small fish, jack mackerel, foretells progressive collapse…
Inside Plunder in the Pacific
Interactive: Where did all the jack mackerel go?
Aggressive fishing has decimated jack mackerel stocks in the southern Pacific in the past two decades – from 30 million metric tons…
Inside Plunder in the Pacific
Infographic: How fish can ‘vanish’
April 19, 2012 — April 19, 2012, 1:00 pm Ajani Winston