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France welcomes the largest pelagic trawler to its waters, all in for overfishing!

Meet the Annelies Ilena, the world's largest pelagic trawler, capable of hauling up to 400,000 kg of fish per day!! This colossal vessel, destined for surimi (crab sticks, you know the orange "fish") production has now started to operate under the Saint-Malo Fishing Company in France.
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The term "navire de l'enfer" (ship from hell), once used to describe its operations off the coast of Mauritania, resurfaces as this maritime giant enters French waters. With a length of 145 meters, the Annelies Ilena's sheer size necessitates unconventional logistics, including the potential transportation of its fish paste cargo to the Netherlands for processing. A move showing both the logistical challenges posed by its size and its tremendous climate impact.

Destroying the ecosystems for THIS (surimi)
Destroying the ecosystems for THIS (surimi)

The exploitation of such vessels raises ecological concerns. Laetitia Bisiaux of the NGO Bloom highlights the sheer scale of its fishing capacity and the extraction of up to 400,000 kg of fish daily, primarily targeting species like blue whiting for surimi production. This relentless pursuit of marine resources is a direct threat to fish populations and ecosystem balance. How can you assume responsible stewardship of the oceans with such a giant? Once MORE profits over environmental preservation, threatens the already delicate balance of marine ecosystems and helps us take a step toward our extinction.





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  • George Kariuki

    9 w

    Only through concerted efforts to prioritize environmental conservation over profit-driven exploitation can we hope to preserve the rich biodiversity and ecological balance of our oceans.

    • We Don't Have Time

      9 w

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      • Bel Jacobs

        9 w

        Aghast at the French government, so progressive in so many other ways. And yet animal agriculture - I include fishing - continues to sit in a blind spot. Shame.

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        • Esther Wanjiku

          9 w

          @bel_jacobs it's unbelievable that consideration for marine continuity and biodiversity is the least of France's concerns.

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        • Joseph Githinji

          9 w

          This is totally saddening, the government of France must do better.

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          • Felix mokaya

            9 w

            An immediate action should be taken as this causes ecological concern .The name of the ship already mean disastrous!

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              9 w

              This is very concerning, and this poses big threat to the 🐠 it should be banned

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              • mary Mwihaki

                9 w

                This need to be stopped when too much fish are taken out of the ocean it creates an imbalance that can enrode the food web and leadto a loss of other important marine including vulnerable species.

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                • walter lungayi

                  9 w

                  This is concerning news, as overfishing can have detrimental effects on marine ecosystems. It's important for countries to prioritize sustainable fishing practices to protect the oceans.

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                  • Esther Wanjiku

                    9 w

                    This is preposterous and very hazardous, France needs to step up their laws on overfishing

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                    • Markus Lutteman

                      9 w

                      Absolutely horrible. These ships should be banned worldwide.

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