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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.


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