FISH-i Africa: How Developing Countries Are Stopping Illegal Fishing

Illegal fishing is a significant threat to the sustainability of Indian Ocean fish populations. For years, criminal fishers have plundered those waters with little fear of detection or prosecution. But that is changing due to FISH-i Africa, a project that unites seven countries in East and Southeast Africa. While each country on its own has few resources to find, detain and prosecute illegal fishing operations, by pooling resources and sharing information the FISH-i countries have successfully tightened the net around criminal operators, helping to ensure that only properly licensed vessels are fishing the waters. This 3-minute version of the longer documentary shows the origins and key aspects of the project.

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