For sustainable global fisheries, watchdogs focus on onshore beneficial owners

Date: September 17, 2021

Source: Mongabay

  • Onshore owners of global fishing vessels have benefited from the illegal activities their crews practice, yet remain largely untouched by law enforcement.
  • In the last decade, a growing number of international NGOs have worked in parallel to map out and highlight the onshore networks that fund and benefit from illegal fishing vessels around the world.
  • They compile data from a wide range of sources to connect the dots between the people sailing the vessels to the people ultimately benefiting from the business.
  • Eradicating fisheries crimes requires a broad portfolio of measures, from increased monitoring to strengthened corporate due diligence, with full transparency throughout the seafood supply chains at the center of it, experts say.
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