The California based Waitt Foundation has given the #OceanAppeal a major boost, with a contribution that brings the tally beyond the 50% mark. The appeal, which was launched by The Black Fish in March, raises funds for urgent investigations into illegal fishing operations in the Mediterranean and Northern European seas. It helps establish the world’s largest independent fisheries monitoring network.
The Waitt Foundation has supported The Black Fish since 2013, when it funded a series of investigations into illegal driftnet use in Tunisia and Albania. “We are very grateful for the continued support, which enables us to train additional Citizen Inspectors and run much needed investigations into illegal fishing practices.” said Wietse van der Werf, founder of The Black Fish.