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Transnational Organized Crime in the global fishing industry refers to a wide range of serious offences along the value chain of the marine fisheries sector. These include illegal fishing and other criminal offences such as: corruption, document fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, human trafficking, and even drug trafficking. These crimes are frequently transnational and organized and have severe adverse human rights, economic and fisheries management impacts.

A number of reports have been issued on this topic:

Rotten Fish: A Guide on Addressing Corruption in the Fisheries Sector

Reports

Evading the Net: Tax Crime in the Fisheries Sector

Reports

Chasing Red herrings

Reports

Large Ocean Nations Forum on Transnational Organised Fisheries Crime

Reports

PescaDOLUS has produced an educational video on fisheries crime.

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