Also by Alicia C

A shared vision with UK fishermen to ensure a future for fishing

Posted by Alicia C — 8 August 2012 at 11:33am - Comments
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Cornish fisherman, Ben, with Greenpeace campaigner, Alicia, raising the Be a Fisherman's Friend campaign flag

This year, as we've been working closely with UK small scale fishermen, one thing has become abundantly clear: the EU Common Fisheries Policy, or CFP, is not working. Full stop.

Help us get a fair catch for sustainable fishermen

Posted by Alicia C — 29 May 2012 at 8:53am - Comments
Ben and John Griffin, Hastings Fishermen
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John and Ben Griffin, fishermen from Hastings are part of the campaign

Today we’re launching “Be a fisherman’s friend” campaign  - an unprecedented alliance between Greenpeace and UK sustainable fishermen, to push for a real reform of broken EU fishing laws. 

The ocean is not a factory

Posted by Alicia C — 5 April 2012 at 9:58am - Comments

It seems the captain of Britain’s largest fishing boat isn’t partial to a spot of tea, despite a kind invitation from John Vidal, Environment Editor of the Guardian, as he radioed the vessel from our ship the Arctic Sunrise, off the coast of Mauritania. (See for yourself in John’s video, above.)

Senegalese fishermen fight back against factory fishing

Posted by Alicia C — 27 January 2012 at 5:38pm - Comments
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Senegalese fisherman join Greenpeace campaigners in defending fish stocks from industrial trawlers

In the run up to the Senegalese presidential elections, Youssou N’dour isn’t the only controversial show on the road. Last week, a caravan tour organised by the small-scale fishing sector and our colleagues in Greenpeace Africa, called on presidential candidates to take urgent action against foreign super trawlers.  

Deep sea destruction funded by European taxpayers

Posted by Alicia C — 19 October 2011 at 3:15pm - Comments
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Bycatch on Spanish bottom-trawler in the North Atlantic

In the deep sea northwest of the UK, bottom trawlers are destroying ancient and mostly undiscovered ecosystems. They are part of an unsustainable fishing industry kept afloat by EU taxpayer subsidies.

Fish is a security issue: what's on your plate?

Posted by Alicia C — 2 June 2011 at 5:10pm - Comments

Your fish costs more than you think.  A billion people worldwide depend on fish as their main source of protein, many living in the world’s poorest nations - including Africa.

African Voices tour diary: fishermen bring their mission to the UK

Posted by Alicia C — 27 May 2011 at 10:41am - Comments
Celestino Oliveira, Abdou Karim Sall and Issa Moustapha Diop meet fishing commun
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Celestino Oliveira, Abdou Karim Sall and Issa Moustapha Diop meet fishing communities in Penzance

Last week, three African fishermen - Karim of Senegal, Celestino of Cape Verde and Issa of Mauritania - were in the UK for the African Voices tour to deliver an urgent message: that EU fleets must stop stealing fish from African Waters.

African fishermen tell EU fleets: Stop stealing our fish!

Posted by Alicia C — 5 May 2011 at 12:03pm - Comments
Catch on Senegalese Bottom Trawler
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Catch on Senegalese Bottom Trawler

The disastrous effects of overfishing by European fleets aren’t confined to our continent's waters: destructive EU vessels are now exploiting the waters of the world’s poorest nations - threatening ecosystems, depriving local fishermen of their livelihoods and the food security of their communities. So Greenpeace have brought them and their stories to Europe.

About Alicia - Oceans Team

I'm a recent addition to the Oceans Team where I'm working on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy - in particular the impact of European's external fleet on some of the poorest non-EU nations.

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