MEASURING THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF DESTRUCTIVE AND ILLEGAL FISHING ON MARITIME PIRACY

On 25 February, an article from the Brookings Institute says that new research demonstrates that the incidence of piracy in a particular location is associated with higher catch volumes from high-bycatch and habitat-destroying fishing, even when controlling for conditions in proximate coastal areas. We find, additionally, that illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing exerts an especially pronounced effect on piracy.  It says that the findings highlight the need for anti-piracy solutions beyond enforcement to include the policing of fishing practices that are illegal or are perceived by local fishers in vulnerable coastal areas to be harmful to small-scale fishing economies.

https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/journal.pone_.0246835.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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