well-financed transnational criminal activities are taking place within the
global fisheries sector. The illegal
harvesting, processing and trading of fish globally is now being linked to a
wider black economy, a parallel economic system that detracts from sustainable
and sound national economic growth and is frequently linked to complex webs of
organised crime. Countries are being deprived of taxes, citizens of jobs, food
and income, and fisheries and environments are being destroyed. In addition,
certain networks within the fisheries sector associate with other crime such as
drugs, trafficking, wildlife smuggling and fraud.
networks and prosecuting those in charge necessitates cooperation, both
domestically, bilaterally, regionally and internationally, between fisheries
experts and the police, customs, tax, port, security and labour authorities to
gather and share information and intelligence and ...