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.
Exciting times ahead
Our new team in Germany and the UK is working on some super exciting projects at the moment. Very soon we'll launch the Encyclopedia of Fish, where we will present 20 of the most important fish species in Europe. Together with wonderful illustrations of the fish species, created by the German artist Katharina Rot, we will present compact information on the biology, life cycles, threats and present state of the populations in Europe.
In September and October this year we have two new investigations in the Mediterranean coming up. We can't tell you more about it yet, but we're looking forward to get our trained Citizen Inspectors from this and last year's training workshop out in the field with us!
And there is more: At the moment The Black Fish is teaming up with the Scientific Diving Association in Germany, to build a team of activists and divers, who will document and challenge the destruction of freshwater and marine ecosystems in the future.
Important organizational changes
In the last two years we have been very busy with internal restructuring, administration and strategy development. We know that things like this do not look very active or impressive from the outside, but the work was intense and difficult. However, we made it and we're back!
From now on The Black Fish International will operate from its new headquarter in Bremen, Germany. The team of The Black Fish UK will continue its work from Southampton, whereas The Black Fish Nederland will be closed down within the next two months. The former director Wietse van der Werf left the organization by mutual agreement in May 2016 to focus on other conservation projects.
We need you!
For all our upcoming projects and campaigns we need you on board! Without the support from many people around the world who help implement our campaigns The Black Fish would not be able to do its important work. Please consider making an donation or signing up as a volunteer and join a growing movement of people, who help realise effective action for the oceans.
Thank you all for your ongoing support! We're looking forward to the exciting times ahead!