A fisherman carries a yellowfin tuna to be weighed and sold in Mindanao, Philippines in 2013.
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Earth-orbiting satellites and AI tools can track fishing vessels around the world.
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Climate change, pollution and illegal fishing by foreign boats is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
Bird’s eye view of an open sea fish farm in, Aegean, Turkey.
Aquaculture is endangering the marine environment, threatening the livelihood of small-scale fishers and food security.
Lake Victoria sees high levels of illegal fishing carried out by local fisherman and traders.
Urgent measures need to be adopted to prevent corruption linked to illegal fishing activity in and around Lake Victoria.
Sailors from the French Navy ship “La Somme” board a small craft after a pirate attack on a French command and supply ship in 2010.
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The number of piracy attacks has certainly declined. But the risk of being attacked at sea remains.
People take pictures of a burning ship as the government destroyed foreign boats that had been caught illegally fishing in Indonesia waters, at Morela village in Ambon island, April 2017.
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Narratives of nationalism has risen following news about illegal fishing by countries including China in South China Sea. Will nationalistic pride affect regional stability?
For the global tuna industry, which has historically struggled with illegal and environmentally dubious fishing practices, the use of blockchain could be a turning point.
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.
Coastal states like Indonesia and South Africa are beginning to take the necessary steps to manage the proliferation of fisheries crime.
Indonesia and South Africa are making strides against transnational organised fisheries crime.
Maritime security is a problem in the Indian Ocean. Different countries use a variety of means to protect their regions.
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Managing maritime security is a challenging endeavour. Forms of maritime crime include piracy, drug and arms smuggling.
Silky sharks were added to appendix II of the convention meaning they can only be traded under very specific conditions.
Sharks were a major talking point at the CITES conference this year and their protection has been expanded to cover new species.
An illegal fishing vessel caught off the coast of Sierra Leone, a region where illegal fishing is a serious problem.
The fisheries sector in West Africa is beset with serious challenges including over-fishing and, in particular, illegal fishing.
Billions of dollars are lost yearly to illegal fishing, with West Africa being one of the worst-affected regions.
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Crime on the ocean is not only about illegal fishing – it ranges from drug smuggling to human trafficking and modern-day slavery as well.
A man carries marlins to the market in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
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The blue economy is unknown, overlooked and underdeveloped in Africa. It could represent a major growth driver for the continent.
Fishermen rescued from a boat on which they were trafficked to work.
There are no proper laws to combat fisheries crime. As a result, a number of organisations need to join forces to stop the problem.
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Mia Hoogenboom, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University
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