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Overfishing in the Indian Ocean: The tuna sector caught in the European nets

09 Oct 2023

From May 8th to May 12th, the 27th session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission(IOTC) was held in Mauritius. The agenda featured the divisive resolution voted in February about the banning of the drifting FADs (Fish aggregating devices) 72 days a year in the Indian Ocean. Whether the resolution was passed or not after the session, the war between various sides put the limelight on two things: the catastrophic situation of industrial fishing in the Indian Ocean, and, secondly, it reveals the interests of several stakeholders both private and public, in this industry. The European Union, presumed promoter of sustainable fishing, is being pointed at by many.

By Alexandre Karghoo

This investigation was supported by GRID-Arendal's Investigative Environmental Journalism Grants.

Status: Completed

Type: Investigative Journalism Grants

Year of publication: 2023

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