Our oceans are dying. Over-exploitation of marine resources has reached alarming proportions and it is no exaggeration to state that industrial overfishing of our oceans is one of the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time. Many scientists predict an empty ocean within our lifetimes.
The Black Fish is a rapidly growing movement of ordinary people making a difference for increasingly threatened sea life. We put ordinary citizens at the heart of monitoring and reporting on illegal fishing. Through our citizen-led enforcement programmes we are affecting large-scale independent monitoring of Europe’s fishing grounds from land, air and sea. The Citizen Inspector Network trains volunteers to become actively involved in port inspections and coastal patrols.