The Illegal Fishing and Organized Crime Nexus

iuu_report_cover This groundbreaking publication, which was presented at the United Nations' Crime congress in 2015, dives deep into the murky world of organized crime to highlight its hidden links with the fishing industry. Wietse and the other authors show how traditional forms of organized crime, including human trafficking, drug smuggling and slave labour are increasingly facilitated by fishing companies. On the other hand, they argue that legitimate firms with fishing licenses and government-subsidised boats which are involved in illegal fishing, are often so on such a large scale, it can be classed as a form of organized crime.

84 pages, english, paperback, published by The Black Fish and Global Initiative in 2015. Download now

No More Endlings

endlings_cover A blend of story-telling, science, and imagery, No More Endlings shares the personal accounts of those working to protect endangered species. Readers of this incredible anthology will gain a fresh look at the lives of some well-beloved species, as well as those lesser-known. Filled with intimate details from each contributor's journey, as well as inspiration for those of us who may never make it into the jungles of South America or the grasslands of Africa, No More Endlings is the perfect read for anyone interested in wildlife, conservation, and a good story. Wietse's chapter highlights the fight for the endangered bluefin tuna.

430 pages, english, hardback, published by Motivational Press in 2015. Order now

The Bluefin Bonanza

Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 16.21.09 The Black Fish published 'The Bluefin Bonanza' with up-to-date statistics and information on the troubled bluefin tuna. The book illuminates the corruption, criminality, politics, and science surrounding the tuna fishing industry. It offers an intruiging look inside the lucrative – and often illegal – trade in bluefin tuna, one of the most endangered fish on the planet.

82 pages, english, paperback, published by The Black Fish and Big Green Factory in 2012. Order Now

The Next Eco Warriors

9781573244862 Meet the 21st century eco-activists who are devoting themselves to saving our planet. The Next Eco-Warriors features the stories of 22 of these emerging leaders and their heroic work in a variety of green revolutions. Amongst many others, the book features Enei Begaye, a Navajo/Diné activist bringing green jobs to the reservation, Rob Stewart, award-winning filmmaker of Sharkwater, Jamie Henn, co-founder of, Tanya Fields, an urban farmer and activist in New York City. In his chapter, Wietse talks of his experiences running a creative activist collective in Nottingham, UK.

257 pages, english, paperback, published by Conari Press in 2011. Order now