Video: The New Colonizers: Spain’s Appetite for Hake Threatens Namibia’s Fish


 

Namibian officials  have been lauded for tight fisheries controls and for stemming the power of foreign fishing companies. But ICIJ has found the system isn’t working for hake, Namibia’s most valuable fish. Politically-connected Namibians and Spanish companies corner the trade.

Reporting and videography by John Grobler and Marcos Garcia Rey. Editing and script by Emma Schwartz.

 

Graph: What’s happened to hake?

Mar 21, 2012

Key Findings

Mar 15, 2012
European Commissioner Maria Damanaki says she is overseeing a "radical" reform of EU fishing laws
European Commissioner responds

Top fisheries official says EU is investigating illegalities by Spanish companies

Mar 15, 2012
Nine organizations of the Spanish fishing industry attacked ICIJ's 'Looting the Seas II' investigation during a press conference in Madrid
Backlash from fishing industry officials

Fishing industry rep calls ICIJ investigation an ‘explosive cocktail that damages the Spaniards’

Mar 15, 2012
Five-step process

Hake DNA testing: How we did it

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Hake Hoax Markets
Nearly one-in-10 mislabeled

Hake hoax in Spanish markets

Mar 15, 2012
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