Illegal fishing is a major problem. Fish are very important for the oceans and the oceans play a big role in the mitigation of climate changes. The oceans are responsible for 80% of the oxygen production and store a lot of CO2. In order to do this, a healthy fish population is crucial. Sharks, including the blue shark, play a central role in this.
Although the blue shark is a protected animal species, it is still hunted upon. In order to protect these animals, we are trying to tackle the illegal hunt. In the past, we have already gathered proof against a company that was fishing the blue shark illegally. Thanks to the evidence we provided, the police were able to carry out a raid and measures were taken. Right now, we are working on a new case. We hope to find sufficient evidence as well to hold this company accountable for its actions.