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13
Sep

Source: Inter Press Service
Author: Viwanou Gnassounou

Fish is big business. The latest figures show that more than 165 million tonnes of fish are either captured or harvested in a year, with each person consuming more than 20kg of fish annually, according to the world average. Roughly US$ 140 billion worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry which involves processing, transport, retail and restaurants.

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13
Sep

Source: Nasdaq
Author: Prableen Bajpai

The global fishing industry is plagued with issues related to Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. The practice of IUU fishing is not only a transnational organized crime, but also a major threat to the sustainability of the world’s fisheries. The protocols in place are often abused and thus fall short in fighting over-fishing, violation of international maritime laws, evasion of taxes, and crimes related to slavery and fairness in competition.

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