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

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.
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of fish are captured illegally every minute
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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


Investigation Report: Kiss Trawling is destroying the Gulf of Gabes, Tunisia

A team of FishAct volunteers has conducted research into shallow water bottom trawling in Tunisia. The results show how widespread the illegal and highly destructive fishing method ‘Kiss’ trawling is and indications for the abuse of subsidies for this illegal practice were found. The crucial importance of this ecosystem for the Mediterranean as a whole is not the only way Europe is involved.

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