Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and corruption

Abstract

Query

What is the status of published information on corruption and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Africa? What is the status of published information on illicit or unreported financial flows related to corruption in the fishery sector? Who are the actors working to counteract illicit and unreported financial flows?

Summary

There is evidence that corruption takes many forms and facilitates IUU fishing in Africa throughout the fisheries chain. From the payment of bribes to use prohibited fishing gear or to continue fishing in illegal areas without punishment, to conflicts of interest between law enforcement officials and IUU fishers, corruption is hampering law enforcement in Africa and allowing IUU fishers to operate to the detriment of small-scale fishers, the environment and citizens in general.

Citation

Martini, M. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and corruption. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2013) 9 pp.

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and corruption

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