PANAMA: A ‘FLAG OF CONVENIENCE’ FOR ILLEGAL FISHING AND LACK OF CONTROL AT SEA

On 13 October, a report from Mongabay said that Mongabay Latam and Bloomberg Línea have investigated violations and alleged crimes committed by the fleet of ships flying the flag of Panama, the country whose flag is most commonly used.  Analysis of an official database shows that some of the vessels operating under the Panamanian flag do business with a Chinese company that has one of the global fishing industry’s longest criminal records.

Part 1 – https://news.mongabay.com/2022/10/panama-a-flag-of-convenience-for-illegal-fishing-and-lack-of-control-at-sea/

Part 2 – https://news.mongabay.com/2022/10/panama-restricts-information-on-sanctioned-boats-evading-transparency/

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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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