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DOPESHEET NEWS ACCESS EDIT 1 OF 3
Reel 1 – Guinea
Fisheries – Hope In West Africa 2017
Greenpeace and Guinean Fishery Authorities CNCP conducting surveillance and inspect illegal fishing
activities in the area.
March 31 – April 5, 2017
DURATION: 05.52 min
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During joint surveillance between Greenpeace and the Guinean fisheries inspection CNSP shark fins
have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels. One of the vessels as well as a third vessel
also had illegally altered fishing nets on board. The two vessels with shark fins on board have been
fined with € 250 000 each, while the third vessel has been fined with € 350 000. The catch of all
vessels have been seized by Guinean authorities. Apart from the shark fins, Greenpeace also found
numerous carcasses of sharks including hammerhead sharks, an endangered species, and manta
rays on board several vessels.
Lian Run 47
Aerial photos show shark fins on the vessels rooftop. Inspections on 4 April uncovered shark fins
hidden between crates on the ship Lian Run 47. As well as non-authorized net adjustments. Prior to
that Lian Run 34 was arrested 1st of April, also for carrying illegal shark fins. Both ships are owned by
Dalian Lian Run Pelagic Fishery Company Ltd, one of China’s largest distant water fishing companies.
Guinean authorities confiscated both ships’ fishing licenses, the captain’s passport, along with other
During the ‘Hope in West Africa’ Tour, Greenpeace is in the West African region with the Esperanza.
The vessel is visiting six countries, all members of the Sub Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC), to
advocate for the need for a regional management system to preserve the regions precious fisheries
resources. The vessel is engaged in research, joint surveillance missions with local authorities and
meetings with ministers and officials in the ports that are visited in Cabo Verde, Mauritania, Senegal,
Guinea Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
1. 00:00-00:09 Aerial view of Chinese bottom trawler Lian Run 47
2. 00.10-00.14 CUP - Guinean Fishery Authorities CNCP conducting areal inspection
3. 00.14-00:17 CUP - Guinean Fishery Authorities CNCP conducting areal inspection
4. 00.18-00:25 Aerial view of Chinese bottom trawler Bo Yuan 7 throwing bycatch overboard.
5. 00:26-00:33 CUP - Guinean Fishery Authorities taking notes on the bridge of Esperanza.
6. 00:33-00:39 WIDE - Guinean Fishery Authorities taking notes on the bridge of Esperanza.
7. 00:39-00:47 Captain Mike Fincken of Esperanza looking in binoculars on the bridge.
8. 00:48-00:53 Guinean Fishery Authorities CNCP observing on the bridge
9. 00:53-00:56 Guinean Fishery Authorities CNCP looking in binoculars
10. 00:57-01:04 Greenpeace Ocean Campaigner Pavel Klinckhamers and CNCP discussing.
11. 01:05-01:14 CUP – CNCP inspector calling a foreign fishing vessel on the radio.
12. 01:14-01:19 MID - CNCP inspector taking notes on the bridge.
13. 01:19-01:23 WIDE - CNCP inspector taking notes on the bridge, Captain in background
14. 01:23-01:28 Inflatable coming up to the pilot door of Esperanza.
15. 01:28-01:33 CNCP inspector climbing down into the inflatable.
16. 01:33-01:49 SOUNDBITE - Greenpeace China Ocean Campaigner Bolei Liu, commenting
on shark fin findings on the roof of Lian Run 47.
17. 01:49-01:54 CUP – Greenpeace activist in inflatable.
18. 01:55-01:59 Bottom trawler Lian Run 47.
19. 01:59-02:05 CNCP inspector telling Lian Run 47 to let them onboard.
20. 02:05-02:12 Boarding of Lian Run 47.
21. 02:12-02:14 CUP – Captain and crew of Lian Run 47 observing the boarding.
22. 02:14-02-18 CNCP inspector boarding
23. 02:19-02:24 African crew onboard Lian Run 47 hauling the net.
24. 02:24-02:30 Greenpeace campaigners walking
25. 02:30-02:39 Campaigner Bolei Liu searching the roof top for shark fins.
Hope in West Africa Fisheries Tour (Christian Aslund Videos)
The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is on tour in West African waters to address the problem of overfishing in the region.