New BBC documentary spotlights ICIJ probe into fish devastation

By Marina Walker Guevara

BBC World News to broadcast 'Looting the Pacific', a documentary that spotlights ICIJ's probe into ocean plundering.

Behind the story: Why I care about a bony fish with oddly shaped fins

By Mort Rosenblum

Mort Rosenblum talks about his experience reporting 'Looting the Seas III' for ICIJ and BBC World News with a multi-country team.

Dutch Parliament debates ICIJ’s Pacific overfishing investigation

By Marina Walker Guevara

ICIJ's exposé on overfishing in the South Pacific sparks parliamentary debate

Fishing nations fail to stop plunder in the South Pacific

By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra

Fishing nations failed to stop plunder in the South Pacific

Peru’s vanishing fish

By Milagros Salazar

Rampant cheating and lax controls allowed companies to overfish their quotas and avoid taxes

Sin control, gigantes pesqueros diezman el Pacífico Sur

By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra

La depredación del Pacífico Sur

'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific

By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra

Fishing fleets have devastated stocks in the southern Pacific, once among the world’s richest waters

About this project

A look at the reporting process behind ICIJ's 'Looting the Seas III' investigation

Lords of the fish

By Juan Pablo Figueroa Lasch

As fish stocks plummet, industry and government blame each other for the damage

Methodology: Behind the numbers

A look at the reporting process behind select stories in 'Looting the Seas III'

Record-setting $736,000 paid for bluefin tuna poor indicator of scarcity

By Corbin Hiar

The record-setting price of one bluefin tuna has little to do with the market for or plight of the threatened fish

Fishing nations approve overhaul of bluefin tuna tracking system

By Kate Willson and Marina Walker Guevara

Regulators overhaul fish tracking system to deter black market

‘Pirate’ fleet owner convicted of fish fraud

By Kate Willson and Mar Cabra

Spanish ship-owner nets nearly two years for Chilean sea bass fraud

IMPACT: Fishing industry rep calls ICIJ investigation an 'explosive cocktail that damages the Spaniards'

By Mar Cabra

Spanish fishing industry officials wrote letter to prime minister to complain about ICIJ's 'Looting the Seas II' investigation

Hake hoax in Spanish markets

By Mar Cabra, Marcos Garcia Rey and Kate Willson

The fish we buy is not always what the label says. Consumers are cheated in Spain and around the world.

Hake DNA testing: How we did it

The scientific specifics of ICIJ's DNA analysis of popular Spanish fish Hake

Spain’s hake appetite threatens Namibia’s most valuable fish

By Marcos Garcia Rey and John Grobler

Spain’s seafood appetite puts Namibia’s most valuable fish at risk

Top fisheries official says EU is investigating illegalities by Spanish companies

By Kate Willson

Top EU fishing official responds to allegations of misappropriated funds by ICIJ

Subsidy methodology

A look behind ICIJ's reporting on their second installment in overfishing coverage

Spain doles out millions in aid despite fishing company's record

By Kate Willson and Mar Cabra

Company received $12 million in public aid even as it faced more than 40 allegations of illegal fishing

About Looting the Seas

A look at the reporting process behind 'Looting the Seas'

Nearly €6 billion in subsidies fuel Spain’s ravenous fleet

Out-of-control subsidies have helped Spain build up a fleet that breaks the law at home and abroad

NOAA nixes listing of Atlantic bluefin as endangered

By Traver Riggins

Assessment verdict pulls critique from conservationists and industry groups