How do you like our Gangnam Style? The crew made this in their spare time while searching for illegal fishing vessels. Facts from the video...
"85% of fish stocks are overexploited." - According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, over 85% of the assessed stocks are fully fished or overfished. http://act.gp/TvmuVL
"Indian Ocean fishing: 18% illegal." - http://act.gp/TvmHIA
"Consumer action can save the oceans." - Here's a success story from the UK http://act.gp/Tvn9q1 And one from the US http://act.gp/Tvnh98
"Stolen fish, stolen future." - Pirate fishermen steal an estimated 11 million to 26 million tonnes of fish from the ocean each year. http://act.gp/Tvnr08
"We need healthy, living oceans." - Half of the Earth's oxygen comes from the oceans. http://act.gp/TvmR2w And fish are a vital food source for 200 million people in Africa alone. http://act.gp/TvmHIA
"Where have all the tuna gone?" - Populations of tunas and their mackerel relatives have declined on average by 60% worldwide over the past half century. http://act.gp/TvnzwB
"Every hour 8,000 sharks are killed for their fins." - http://act.gp/TvnBVx
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Making of the video and more about the work and crew... http://act.gp/SOcytO
This Gangnam Style spoof was filmed during our first ever fisheries expedition to the Indian Ocean. On this eight-week expedition, we collaborated with the governments of Mozambique and Maldives to monitor their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) for pirate fishing, and had their enforcement officers on board with us.
We also conducted our own monitoring of key fishing areas and in total observed 37 tuna and shark fishing boats, we boarded 11 of them and documented 5 illegal fishing activities with 2 more cases still under investigations.