Western Africa’s missing fish

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Date(s) - 04/07/2016
11:00 - 13:00

MediaLab Prado


The Spanish foundation Porcausa, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and journalism, and the Overseas Development Institute, an UK independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, will present next Monday 4th July, in Madrid, the report ‘Western Africa’s missing fish’. This revealing work on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in West Africa and its impact aims to help understand a complex and opaque phenomenon and also influence the legislation.

The study uses for the first time big data analysis with new technologies and information ever compared thanks to the largest database in the world of fishing vessels owned by the Spanish organization FishSpektrum. The meeting will begin with speeches by Gonzalo Fanjul, founder of the Foundation porCausa; Alfonso Daniels, the Overseas Development Institute; Miren Gutiérrez, the Overseas Development Institute, and David Agnew, MSC -Marine Stewardship Council-, who will participate by videoconference. After the presentation there will be time dedicated to discussion and questions from the audience.

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