23 Dec '11, 2pm

This is how much you pay EU super trawlers to empty African waters #CFPreform

This is how much you pay EU super trawlers to empty African waters #CFPreform

Our friends in Greenpeace Holland have today painted the sides of three of Europe’s largest factory fishing vessels in the port of IJmuiden, identifying the amount of EU subsidies these ships have received - subsidies which enable them to plunder the waters of West Africa. Three large-scale trawlers are now tagged in white paint which says 20 million, 24 million and 28 million euros – the amounts they have received in subsidies from the European taxpayer in the last five years. That money has gone towards fuel, access to West African waters, and in one case, modernisation. Our activists were cut short by the police before completing their fourth target. Meanwhile, our activists in Bremerhaven, Germany hung a banner on another heavily subsidised European vessel, with the message “No tax money for ocean destruction”. The figure painted on the boats came from a research repor...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/how-much-im-paid...

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