Efforts to combat illegal fishing and fisheries crime must recognise the relationship between the sector and maritime security.
Scientists were struggling to keep track of illegal fishing in international waters and the seabirds it threatened. Then they had an idea.
Narratives of nationalism has risen following news about illegal fishing by countries including China in South China Sea. Will nationalistic pride affect regional stability?
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.
The fisheries sector in West Africa is beset with serious challenges including over-fishing and, in particular, illegal fishing.
Crime on the ocean is not only about illegal fishing – it ranges from drug smuggling to human trafficking and modern-day slavery as well.