Knowledge is power to act
Illegal fishing or illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing represents annually about 20% of the world’s catches and generates a loss of 10 to 20 billion euros for sovereign countries not to mention their disastrous impact on ecosystems.
The majority of illegal fishing takes place within the EEZs of countries. Vessels in illegalities cut their identification system when approaching the fishing grounds thus turning into a ghost ship.
The surface of the globe is 70.8% covered by water, the carbon retention capacity of the oceans makes it the main lung of our planet, our ecosystem is in danger.
70% of marine pollution is due to plastic waste and 5 million tons of hydrocarbons are dumped every year, voluntarily or accidentally.
In recent decades, the ocean has helped mitigate climate change by absorbing nearly 30% of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, constituting one of the largest natural reservoirs of carbon.