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The Big Fish Story

The Big Fish Story

“Right now in our world, the power of money rules,” said shaven-headed, small-scale fisherman Christian Zovic, gazing out at the sparkling Adriatic Sea at the port of Koper in Slovenia, “but our power lies in our numbers. We are many, and if we unite we can change things for the better.” The changes Zovic dreams […]

West Africa Sees Ever More Fishing Boats From Europe

Harouna Ismael Lebaye from Mauritania says he rues the day that the big boats from Europe started turning up off the coast of his West African country. These waters have been called one of last great fishing grounds on Earth, and, as he describes it, Europeans have been depleting the marine resources that had nourished […]

A Croatian Tradition

When the Soviet Union unraveled in the early 1990s, Croatia suddenly resurfaced on the mental landscape of western connoisseurs of the Good Life. Here was a land that looked and felt like Italy (even if you couldn’t understand a word!) at a quarter of the price. Well the big bargains didn’t last, but the reputation […]

The Pirate Fishers

The Pirate Fishers

The open seas have long been a lawless place. And although international organisations attempt to regulate the ships and sailors that exploit international waters for commercial gain, their efforts – as in days of old, when pirates ruled the waves – have led to naught. But recent studies have raised the stakes: New evidence has […]

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