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Progress and challenges in eliminating illegal fishing

Vince, J ORCID: 0000-0002-4469-7634, Hardesty, BD and Wilcox, C 2021 , 'Progress and challenges in eliminating illegal fishing' , Fish and Fisheries, vol. 22, no. 3 , pp. 518-531 , doi: 10.1111/faf.12532.

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Illegal fishing is a widespread, global phenomenon that is affecting already heavily depleted wild fish stocks, threatening marine habitats and contributing to marine pollution through discarded fishing gear. Many different measures have been implemented by nation states to deter and prevent illegal fishing. These include coastal surveillance and policing, policies and regulation, and education. In this paper, we examine the case of Australia through an analysis of regulative arrangements, policies and guidelines that form the governance framework to better understand the changing seascape of illegal fishing. We argue that joint efforts with neighbouring states such as Indonesia and regional fisheries management authorities have contributed to a decrease in illegal fishing in and around the Australian EEZ. Finally, we discuss current and future challenges, opportunities, recent advancements and technological approaches for reducing illegal fishing around the world.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Vince, J and Hardesty, BD and Wilcox, C
Keywords: illegal fishing, IUU fishing, governance, Australia, Exclusive Economic Zone, fisheries, ocean governance, Indonesia, CCAMLR, Southern Ocean, policy responses
Journal or Publication Title: Fish and Fisheries
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1467-2960
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/faf.12532
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Copyright 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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