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Briefing Note - Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Strategy

Capacity building for fisheries monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS) efforts coupled with well-enforced fisheries policy is vital to deterring illicit actors. Without strengthening the US and international approach to combat IUU fishing, the tensions among fishing nations could threaten geopolitical stability.Read more...

Briefing Note - Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Overview

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing exacerbates poverty, threatens livelihoods, and fosters food insecurity. IUU fishing activities pose a significant national security threat by enabling other illicit activities such as money laundering, drug smuggling, illegal arms dealing, and other transnational organized crimes.Read more...

Event Recap: The Battle Against Illicit Fishing

On September 29th, the American Security Project held an event, “The Battle Against Illicit Fishing,” featuring two panel discussions concerning the threat of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The first panel of experts provided context to the obstacles complicating the fight against IUU fishing. The second panel focused on the collaborative solutions to IUU enforcement through public-private partnership initiatives.Read more...

White Paper - Bad Catch: Examining Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

This paper aims to link IUU fishing impacts to national security policy. Specifically, it investigates whether the regional approach to fisheries management could be strengthened through collaborative processes and whether the United States can play a more significant role in combatting IUU fishing.Read more...

Event Recap: Beneath the Waves: A Deeper Look at the National Security Threats of Illicit Fishing in “Seaspiracy”

ADM William Fallon, USN (Ret.), Sea Shepherd CEO Alex Cornelissen, Sea Shepherd Director of Campaigns Peter Hammarstedt, "Seaspiracy" Directors Ali and Lucy Tabrizi, and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) discuss how illicit fishing is a threat multiplier to U.S. national security in an event moderated by ASP COO Andrew Holland. Read more...

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