What Do You Know About Illegal Fishing?

What Do You Know About Illegal Fishing?
Illegal fishing
New Zealand Government

June 5 marks the first international day dedicated to the fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. How much do you know about these complex criminal operations taking place on the high seas?

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# social text : I took the IUU fishing quiz and got {score} out of {total_questions}! Try yourself and see how much you know about illegal fishing. # social url : http://pew.org/2LpTSx3 ? How many tons of wild fish are stolen from the oceans each year? - 1 million to 10 million + 11 million to 26 million ! Every year, 11 million to 26 million tons of fish—worth up to $23.5 billion—are illicitly taken from the world’s seas. - 31 million to 42 million - Over 45 million ? What other crimes are associated with illegal fishing? - Drug smuggling - Exploitation and human trafficking - Forced labor + All of the above ! IUU fishing is often referred to as a “convergence crime,” as it commonly occurs in conjunction with other crimes. Pew is collaborating with enforcement officials around the world to build a multi-agency response to illegal fishing that incorporates expertise on all types of crime involved. ? Which treaty was designed to stop illegally caught fish from entering the market?
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Luke Duggleby
- International Labour Organization Work in Fishing Convention - The Cape Town Agreement - The Sustainable Seafood Treaty + The Port State Measures Agreement ! In 2009, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) adopted the Port State Measures Agreement, which aims to stop illegal fishers from unloading their catch in port. The agreement entered into force on June 5, 2016. ? In 2013, Interpol launched ___________ to identify, stop, and deter fisheries crimes by exposing criminals and their networks. + Project Scale ! Project Scale coordinates global law enforcement efforts to identify and prosecute criminal networks that seek to exploit gaps in fisheries regulations. Made up of intelligence officers with law enforcement backgrounds and multidisciplinary analysts, it is the only international platform with a policing mandate dedicated to fighting fisheries crime. - Operation Ice Storm - FISH-i Africa - Operation Yuyus ? What are the chances that you’re buying illegally caught fish when you go to the market? - 7% - 12% + 20% ! Studies show that 1 in 5 wild-caught fish sold in markets is a product of IUU fishing. - 56% ? Fisheries crimes cover a range of illegal activities in the fisheries sector, including: - Documentation fraud - Bribery and money laundering - Forced labor + All of the above ! Fisheries crimes cover a variety of unlawful activities, including documentation fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, drug and firearms trafficking, bribery, forced labor, and illicit trade. While advancements in technology and the adoption of international policies have helped deter illegal fishers, these criminals are always looking for a new avenue to exploit. ? After a 110-day pursuit, this IUU fishing vessel known for plundering the Southern Ocean for more than a decade abruptly sank off the coast of Sao Tome and Principe.
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Simon Ager/Sea Shepherd Global
- FV Kunlun - FV Snake - FV Viking + FV Thunder ! FV Thunder had operated under eight names and changed its country flag seven times since 1969 to evade authorities. In October 2015, a court sentenced its captain and two crew members to multiple years in prison and fined them a collective $17 million on charges related to illegal fishing, forgery, and negligence. Upon appeal, the prison sentences were overturned, but the financial penalties remained in place. ? Chilean seabass, or Patagonian toothfish, has been nicknamed _________. - Antarctic icefish - Southern silver + White gold ! These cold-water fish are so valuable in international markets that they are often referred to as “white gold.” - Cash cod ? According to the FAO, about ________ fishing vessels ply the world’s seas. - 49,000 - 10,500 + 64,000 ! In 2016’s “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” report, the FAO estimates that 64,000 fishing vessels measuring 24 meters in length or longer operate in marine waters. That number jumps to 4.6 million when it includes all fishing vessels. - 26,000
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