Read more about Key vote clears way to stop fish plundering in the South Pacific
Chilean legislators clear the way for legally binding international measures to protect threatened fish across the southern Pacific, after an ICIJ investigation.
Read more about Video: ICIJ investigation on BBC World News
The documentary “Looting the Pacific” features the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ recent probe into the plundering of jack mackerel, once one of the world’s most abundant fish.
Read more about BBC documentary spotlights ICIJ probe into fish devastation
As aggressive, unregulated fishing continues in the South Pacific, BBC World News broadcast a documentary featuring the ICIJ’s probe into the plundering of jack mackerel.
Read more about Dutch Parliament debates ICIJ’s Pacific overfishing investigation
Dutch government debates a ban to catches of threatened jack mackerel that vessels from the Netherlands and other European countries have overfished in the South Pacific.
Read more about Fishing nations fail to stop plunder in the South Pacific
Fishing states meeting in Santiago, Chile, left the way open for fleets to catch jack mackerel far beyond the 390,000-metric ton limit that scientists say is vital to protect the already decimated species.
Read more about Video: El último pez
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reporter Mar Cabra explains why the fate of a small fish, jack mackerel, foretells progressive collapse in all oceans.
Read more about Peru’s vanishing fish
Rampant cheating and lax controls allowed 630,000 tons of anchoveta to go missing between 2009 and 2011.
Read more about Sin control, gigantes pesqueros diezman el Pacífico Sur
El stock de jurel ha disminuido un 90% en sólo 20 años en unas aguas meridionales donde antes abundaba el pescado
Read more about 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.
Read more about Graphic: Who owns the fish?
Powerful families, with interests in everything from gas stations to mining and the news media, control most of the jack mackerel fishing rights in Chile. With government support they have secured quotas higher than what scientists recommended as safe for the stock. See how the jack mackerel quota is split.
Read more about Lords of the fish
With government backing, a handful of powerful Chilean families have secured unrealistically high fishing quotas.
Read more about Methodology: Behind the numbers in Looting the Seas III
Peru is second only to China as a fishing nation, and its main catch is anchoveta. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, with the Lima-based investigative center IDL-Reporteros, decided to analyze how the anchoveta fishery — the world’s largest — was regulated and controlled.
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