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Aquascope e.V.

Postfach 30 01 04

53181 Bonn





Aquascope is a charitable non-for profit, non-government organization registered in Germany.

Court of Registration: Magistrates’ Court Bonn

Registration number: VR 9951

Sales Tax Identification Number: 206/5851/0604

Executive Director: Pia Klemp

Responsible according to the German press law and the media services treaty:

Aquascope e.V.

Postfach 30 01 04

53181 Bonn


Copyright of images, unless indicated directly:

Header 1, Aquascope. Photo: © Marco Carè/Marine Photobank

Header 2, Illegal fishing accounts for up to 30% of total global catches. Photo: © Derek Keats, CC 2.0

Header 3, 50% of the fish sold in Europe is caught illegally. Photo: © Tomas Castelazo

Header 4, 91.1% of global fisheries are fully exploited or overexploited. Photo: © NOAA

Portrait Pia Klemp. Photo: © Carolina A Castro

Graphic: Shareholders of global fisheries. Photo: © Alex Hofford, Greenpeace/Marine Photobank

Graphic: World legal fisheries since 1950. Photo: © Stephen McGowan, Australian Maritime College, 2006/Marine Photobank

Graphic: Marine fish biomass. Photo: © Tim Watters

Images that are subject to creative commons copyright are marked as such. Links to the licenses:

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CC 2.5

CC 3.0

CC 4.0


Dunja Grbavac

Webdesign / sharklogo:

Kolja Matzke

Disclaimer. All information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information on our website is strictly at your own risk and we will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of our website.

Articles, text and images produced by Aquascope are protected by copyright. Articles, text and images produced by Aquascope are free for personal or educational use. Please do include a note saying: “Source: Aquascope (” and reproduce any byline or copyright information provided in the original. For all other means of duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of use of articles, text and images produced by Aquascope require written permission from the author or producer. Articles and text from third party sources are marked as such and remain the intellectual property and copyright of those third party sources. Permission for use should be sought from these original sources.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to these sites. While we strive to provide only links to useful websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites and the links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control.

Please contact us if you have any complaints about our site or notice any copyright infringements and we will immediately deal with those contents appropriately.


Privacy. By visiting the website, viewing, accessing or otherwise using any of the services or information created, collected, compiled or submitted to Aquascope, you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions of Service. Our website can be visited without registration. We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is only gathered on a voluntary basis. If you for example decide to send us an email with a question or comment, then we will use the personally identifiable information from your email to respond to your enquiry. It is possible that we may redirect your email to a different member of staff at Aquascope, who might be able to respond in the most qualified manner. If you decide to support Aquascope with a donation, we will gather your personally identifiable information to be able to submit a receipt of your donation. We might use personally identifiable information to keep you up to date about Aquascope or to get in touch with you. Of course you can decide at any given time against such updates or messages. Just send us an email to

Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission. We will not give away, sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party.

We use Google Analytics to gather data of page visits and analyze it, this helps us maintain and improve the design of our website. This does not include personally identifiable information. You can install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” to prevent information about your visits to our website being sent to Google Analytics.

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