Victory | July 1, 2015

First ever database of EU fishing fleet around the world launched

Oceana and its allies launch the transparency database, an online database detailing 15,264 EU vessels authorised to fish outside EU waters between 2010 and 2014. The figures were made public for the first time after an access-to-information request to the European Commission. Transparency is a key element for eradicating illegal fishing and ensuring sustainable fisheries.