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International Symposium on FishCRIME - 12th to 13th October 2015 , Cape Town International Convention Center, South Africa

Highly organised, 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.

Intercepting criminal 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 ... Read more...

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