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.
In the last four weeks the The Black Fish toured through 16 major cities in Germany, giving public talks to raise awareness on the issue of overfishing and illegal fishing and to rally support for upcoming campaigns in Europe.
The Black Fish's most important film "Losing Nemo" is now available in German. Professional narrator and author Marco Mehring gave his voice to dub the 6-minutes animation movie about the issue of overfishing.
Rocks legends Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor, Doug Wimbish and Leah Wood joined Bernard Fowler and an impressive line up of bands including The Strypes, Hidden Charms and Will Heard, as well as a host of celebrities in London for Project 0’s Wave Makers Concert.
On Sunday 14 September, a team of 10 wonderful people rode the 54 miles from London to Brighton and raised over £1,800 for the work of The Black Fish. We had a lot of fun along the way. Thank you to everyone who rode, drove and donated, your support makes our work possible!
The Black Fish and Mister Lee, the animation studio that produced the animation film Losing Nemo, were awarded during this year’s San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, the largest event of its kind. The 2014 animation award was presented to Douwe van der Werf, director of the film.
Losing Nemo, the new animation film about industrial overfishing made by a 30+ strong international team of animators, premiered in Amsterdam yesterday. The Movies cinema hosted the event, with a mix of film makers, crew of The Black Fish, supporters and campaigners in attendance. You can view the full film here.
Last month Mitso Kehayioglou and Loukas Pratilas, two of our most dedicated supporters, finished an epic sponsor run for The Black Fish and raised a total of € 920 for our upcoming campaigns. They attempted what was never done before: to complete the formidable Greek section of the European E4 mountain path, covering over 1,600 km in just 29 days. They ran across the entire length of Greece, including the island of Crete.