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The International Symposium on FishCRIME

The first International Symposium on FishCRIME has taken place in Cape Town, South Africa. There is increasing awareness that illegal fishing is just one aspect of the criminal and illicit practices that are taking place in oceans and inland waterways around the world. Per Erik Bergh of Stop Illegal Fishing confirmed that the investigative and analytical work of Stop Illegal Fishing has helped to expose the issues involved, commenting that “many of the cases we deal with are showing links to complex, multi-sectoral and transnational criminal activity.”

Greater levels of cooperation are needed; cooperation that extends beyond fisheries professionals to other agencies – the police, customs officials and port authorities to name but a few. Sharing lessons of both success and failure is essential if ... Read more...

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