Time for a change! The Black Fish becomes FishAct

18 December 2018

Dear friends of The Black Fish,

Investigating illegal bottom trawling in the Gulf of Gabès, Tunisia

10 December 2018

In October 2018 a team of four Citizen Inspectors from three different countries gathered in Tunisia. Their aim was to investigate the use of illegal bottom trawls, locally referred to as “Kiss” (“bag” in Arabic), in the Gulf of Gabès and to count the vessels equipped with the prohibited gear to provide a realistic estimation of the total number of illegal trawlers operating in the area.

Undercover on Sicily - documenting illegal fishing practices

6 October 2018

In September 2018 ten people from four different European countries met on the beautiful island of Sicily. They were on a mission: to documented and expose illegal fishing activities all over the island, focusing on the catch of undersized swordfish.

Crowdfunding campaign to save Europe's swordfish

4 July 2018

In September this year a small team of The Black Fish is heading to Sicily to document and expose the illegal catch of juvenile swordfish. Swordfish are large ocean predators and extremely important for the ecological balance of the ocean. Over the last decades the population of swordfish in the Mediterranean has been decreasing by nearly 70%, due to overfishing and the illegal catch of juveniles.

The Encyclopedia of Fish #allfisharebeautiful

17 June 2018

We are very excited to announce a new project, that will help to highlight the beauty and importance of fish. The Encyclopedia of Fish will give you an idea how amazing and interesting fish species really are.

Art for ocean conservation - with Florian Schalinski

31 May 2018

My name is Florian Schalinski and I’m a media designer and illustrator. Since 2015 I’ve been living on the island of Borkum in the German North Sea and have been witnessing what is happening to our oceans every day.

New website, new era!

16 May 2018

Hurray! From today on our new website is online and operating. After 4 months of intense work, we are very happy to present our work and projects on a new platform.

Fish Dependence Day

4 May 2018

On the 3rd of May The Black Fish took part in an event in Bremen to highlight the Fish Dependence Day 2018, which falls on the 4th of May in Germany. During this public event fisheries scientists, policy experts and NGO experts from 8 different institutes and organization discussed the future of fisheries in the EU.

Book release event "Das Meer"

15 April 2018

Teresa, a young fisheries observer, disappears ominously from a Spanish fishing vessel. Ragna and her group of radical activists are applying doubtful methods to save the oceans from collapse, while cases of fish poisonings are increasing all over Europe.

Citizen Inspector Training London 2018

8 April 2018

This weekend The Black Fish ran another Citizen Inspector training in London, UK. Over the course of four days trainees would learn about anything from laws on fishing to fish identification, vessel and fishing gear monitoring to first aid and evidence collecting.

The Black Fish kicks off Baltic Sea Campaign

10 March 2018

Last weekend, a team of Citizen Inspectors travelled to the German coast of the Baltic Sea including the island of Rügen. The most important fishing ports were visited and monitored in order to prepare for future campaigns and investigations.

The Black Fish @ Lush Summit 2018

17 February 2018

The LUSH Summit in Old Billingsgate Market, London exceeded all expectations. The location was turned into a magical world filled with positivity and energy. Countless activists, NGOs, artists and other people came together to share their faith in a better world. 

Silent Screams - for LUSH Soapbox

1 February 2018

Our oceans are ruled by a group of animals that rarely comes to mind when we think about ocean wonders. It‘s not the whales, turtles or dolphins that are dominating the big blue – it‘s fish.

Make Stewartship Count!

23 January 2018

In January 2018 The Black Fish joined a collective of international NGOs calling for urgent and swift changes to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification standard and to address the flaws in the certification standard that allow fisheries with widely unacceptable impacts to be certified.

Victory! Electric pulse fishing is now fully banned in EU waters!

21 January 2018

On Tuesday 16th of January the European Parliament adopted a full and definitive ban on electric fishing in Europe. This victory is a collective success of the French organisation BLOOM and all the artisanal fishers and NGOs like The Black Fish, Our Fish and the Blue Marine Foundation, who worked night and day for weeks to get this result.

International Meeting 2017

17 November 2017
On November 11th & 12th, The Black Fish had its annual international meeting in sunny Italy.

„The plunder of the sea – facts and demands“ presented to the German Greens

9 October 2017

The Black Fish Germany published the catalogue „The plunder of the sea – facts and demands“, which is raising the most important demands on policy makers for a positive change in European ocean politics.

German Team supports The Black Fish @ Baltic Circle Rallye 2017

17 July 2017

Participating in the Baltic Circle Rallye means going on a real adventure: 7500 km. 10 countries. 16 days. In an awesome car older than 20 years. No GPS. No motorways.

The Black Fish joins panel discussion with fisheries biologist Daniel Pauly

30 June 2017

On June 29th The Black Fish joined a panel discussion with the world's most popular fisheries biologist: Daniel Pauly. He gave a talk on the Impact of Fisheries and Global Warming on Marine Ecosystems the Universum in Bremen, Germany.

New Citizen Inspectors trained in Hamburg

10 April 2017

On the first weekend of April The Black Fish ran another Citizen Inspector trainings in Hamburg, Germany. Over the course of four days trainees would learn about anything from laws on fishing to fish identification, vessel and fishing gear monitoring to first aid and evidence collecting.

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