Global overfishing is one of the most pressing sustainability issues of our time.

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of all commercial fish stocks are fully exploited, overfished or have already collapsed.
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of the catch is bycatch and thrown back into the sea either dead, dying or seriously injured.
0 t
of fish are captured illegally every minute

Who we are

FishAct is a conservation movement of volunteers from all over Europe, fighting for a future with healthy oceans full of life. Our voluntary fisheries observers go on undercover missions to document and expose illegal and destructive fishing practices.

How we work

Citizen Inspector Network

We train volunteers as undercover fisheries observers to become actively involved in port inspections and market research.

Education and awareness

Our team is joining and organizing events all over Europe, to talk about the challenges the ocean faces and the work of FishAct.

Campaigns and policy work

To stop overfishing, we are working together with other organisations and meet politicians and stakeholders.

The problem

FishAct in action:

Fighting illegal fishing in the Mediterranean

Watch our latest documentary about our undercover investigation on Sicily and learn what our activists are doing in the field and what keeps them positive and motivated.

A movie by Tom Vierus for FishAct

Help save the ocean!

Latest News


The CFP has failed!

The Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union has failed. The CFP came into force 2014 and required all member states to end overfishing until

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