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Veil over the nets (unravelling corporate liability for IUU fishing offences)


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Griggs, LD and Lugten, GL (2007) Veil over the nets (unravelling corporate liability for IUU fishing offences). Marine Policy, 31 (2). pp. 159-168. ISSN 0308-597X

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The illegal plundering of fishing stocks worldwide is masked behind a maze of corporate structures that makes discovery of the
beneficiaries of such activity, difficult, if not impossible to identify. This paper outlines the problem of illegal fishing and then develops a
multi-layered response to avert the veil of corporate entity being used as a means of preventing domestic States from answering the
principal thematic question—who is the true beneficiary of this illegal behaviour, and who should be held responsible.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Illegal fishing; Corporate veil hiding beneficial owners; Responsibility for fishing offences
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Policy
Publisher: Elsevier
Page Range: pp. 159-168
ISSN: 0308-597X
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2006.05.015
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:34
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:35
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