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News | Feb. 6, 2024

Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Drives Local Actors to Engage in Piracy

"In a paper in Political Geography, an international team of researchers uses a vast literature review on global piracy and dives into evidence from Indonesian waters to argue that when constraints are placed on illegal fishing at the local level, there is an increase in the likelihood of piracy attacks to be perpetrated by local fishers, particularly if they are close to areas with high vessel traffic."

Read more about this research and highlights in recent The Sea Around Us article, "Unilateral Efforts to Combat Illegal Fishing May Spur Piracy in Certain Regions".

Associated Minerva-funded project: Maritime Law Enforcement in the Indo-Pacific: Building Capacity to Confront Militia Groups and Maritime Crime