Why Fish Piracy Persists

The Economics of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

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Why Fish Piracy Persists: The Economics of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing focuses on the economic, environmental and social aspects of fish piracy and identifies the forces that drive this activity. Based on data from a workshop of around 120 experts, as well as analytical documents developed for this study, this book presents the most systematic and consolidated information to date in order to assess measures already in place and to propose new solutions.

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Synthesis Report

This chapter brings together a number of elements of the IUU study and forms a synthesis of the analysis, present key observations and identifies possible new ways forward in the combat of IUU fishing activities. Firstly, the chapter presents the state of play on IUU fishing by discussing the available evidence on both the evidence of IUU fishing and the actions taken, from regional fisheries management organisations, national authorities and non-governmental organisations. Secondly follows a description of the analytical framework for IUU fishing and the drivers that underpin such activities. Finally, the chapter presents an assessment of how well the actions taken actually impact the economic drivers of IUU fishing and discusses some alternative avenues for the future combat.

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