ABSTRACT

Criminality in Africa's Fishing Industry: A Threat to Human Security   [open pdf - 633KB]

From the Highlights: "[1] The illegal exploitation of African fisheries by foreign fishing companies deprives African governments of a highly valuable source of revenue and contributes to Africa being the only region in the world where rates of fish consumption are declining. [2] African countries must substantially upgrade their capacity to monitor and prosecute illegal fishing in African waters. [3] Weak accountability of the African fisheries sector enables the ongoing and unsustainable exploitation of this resource. Collusive relationships with foreign fishing companies often serve the financial interests of government officials responsible for overseeing the fisheries sector. [4] Leading fishing nations must step up regulation of unethical practices by their fishing vessels in order to support fair trading practices and avoid the imminent collapse of African fish stocks."

Report Number:
Africa Security Brief No. 33
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Date:
2017-06
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Public Domain
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Africa Center for Strategic Studies: https://africacenter.org/
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pdf
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