Sea piracy often grabs the headlines, but it is just one of many symptoms of insecurity at sea.
When illegal fishing is misrepresented, it leads to poor investments and misguided policies that don't help the actual problem.
Chinese fishermen are illegally trawling South American waters, inflaming tensions with the US. But for centuries Washington used aggressive fishing to expand its overseas presence, too.
My research explores how fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti was left out of Jokowi's new cabinet. Her harsh managerial style alienated many parties and a coalition rose to oust her from office.
International law does not meaningfully address biodiversity conservation in the high seas. We risk losing marine species before we have a chance to identify and understand them.
The patronage system – common in South-East Asia's small-scale fisheries – indirectly perpetuates destructive fishing practices. However, opportunities exist to tap them as agents of change.
Regulations have lowered mercury emissions globally, but the risks to ocean ecosystems and human health may be getting worse.
Scientists are uncovering the secrets of a giant undersea rock shelf, parts of which lie four kilometres below the ocean's surface.
Our study found that some individuals who previously participated in destructive fishing practices can transform into inspiring leaders and influence others to protect coral reefs.
Earth-orbiting satellites and AI tools can track fishing vessels around the world.
Climate change, pollution and illegal fishing by foreign boats is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
Aquaculture is endangering the marine environment, threatening the livelihood of small-scale fishers and food security.
Urgent measures need to be adopted to prevent corruption linked to illegal fishing activity in and around Lake Victoria.
The number of piracy attacks has certainly declined. But the risk of being attacked at sea remains.
Narratives of nationalism has risen following news about illegal fishing by countries including China in South China Sea. Will nationalistic pride affect regional stability?
Blockchain is now helping to bring much-needed transparency to the global tuna industry, which has been prone to corruption, human slavery and unsustainable fishing practices.
Both focus too much on controlling supply and not enough on demand.
Indonesia and South Africa are making strides against transnational organised fisheries crime.
Managing maritime security is a challenging endeavour. Forms of maritime crime include piracy, drug and arms smuggling.
Sharks were a major talking point at the CITES conference this year and their protection has been expanded to cover new species.