Namibian officials have been lauded for tight fisheries controls and for stemming the power of foreign fishing companies. But ICIJ has…
Catches have decreased over the past 20 years, yet Namibian hake stocks remain just 13 percent of what they were in 1964.…
The Spanish fishing industry has received more than €5.8 billion (more than $8 billion) in subsidies from the EU and Spain since 2000 –…
The European Union’s top fisheries official, Commissioner Maria Damanaki, said her office is investigating Spanish shipowners’ involvement in illegal fishing and possible misappropriations of EU funding.
‘Looting the Seas II’ investigation prompts backlash from fishing industry officials, including a letter to Spain’s prime minister to complain and ask for support.
Based on allegations of fraud in the hake market, ICIJ carried out a DNA study on hake in the Spanish market.
Nearly one-in-10 products at major markets mislabeled; Europe’s largest department store pulls fish after ICIJ investigation.
Spanish companies pressure the African nation to allow them to catch more. Scientists warn that already vulnerable stocks will further decline.
One of the world’s most controversial fishing operations — a family-controlled company in northwestern Spain linked to more than 40 cases of alleged illegal fishing — is changing tack. Antonio Vidal Pego, co-owner of Vidal Armadores, says the company is folding, and he’s devoting himself to renewable energy and fish oil. But fisheries officials in Brussels are not convinced.
Manuel Antonio Vidal Pego sentenced to prison time for trading illegally-caught Chilean sea bass.
Looting the Seas is a two-year project by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists looking at the forces that are rapidly…
OVERVIEW: Decades of overfishing leaves Europe’s fish stocks in peril and its fishermen in poverty: an impasse paid for by EU taxpayers.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists acquired data on public aid benefiting the Spanish fishing industry between the years 2000-2010. As the European Union’s most powerful fishing nation, Spain is its largest recipient of fishing subsidies.
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