Greenpeace targets pirate fishing boats

Greenpeace released a list of illegal fishing vessels on Wednesday, in a bid to crack down on unregulated fishing worldwide.
The activist group came up with a blacklist of illegal fishing vessels for the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization’s fisheries committee meeting, pointing out that illegal fishing industry rakes in over US$9 billion globally.

"What’s needed now is an official body to take charge of the policing of the worlds’ oceans and make publicly available the information of both illegitimate and unlicensed fishing vessels," said Sari Tolvanen of Greenpeace International. "Until this happens, we have little hope of stopping the devastation which pirate fishing brings."