The Centre for Civil Society based within the School of Built environment and Development Studies invites you to the seminar Sight on the Target – Tackling Destructive Fishing.
Date: Friday 12 August 2016
Time: 12h30 – 14h00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban based activist, Delwyn Pillay spent 3 weeks at sea on board Greenpeace ship the Esperanza as part of the #justnottuna expedition. At 72 metres length, and a top speed of 16 knots, the ship is ideal for fast and long range work. Delwyn gives a first-hand account of his experience on board the Esperanza and the #justnottuna 2016 expedition aimed to hunt down Thai Union’s destructive fishing operations in the Indian Ocean. The point of the expedition was also to highlight that our oceans are being stripped of life at an alarming rate by the tuna industry. Delwyn witnessed the various destructive fishing methods in use. His mission as campaign volunteer for this expedition was to help spot and recover FADs (fish aggregating devices) used by French and Spanish fleets to supply Thai Union with tuna. Thai Union is the world’s largest canned tuna company and has been linked with human rights and labour abuses.
Delwyn Pillay is a volunteer activist for Greenpeace Africa and is also a member of Citizen of the World, which serves as a framework for specialized projects – CitiZen Gardens, Global eXchange and Where Do Refugees Come From?