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When something is fishy: Law enforcement under the Fisheries Crime model

Venue: PLAAS Boardroom
Date: 13 Feb 2018
Time: 13:00 to 14:00

Presenter: Dr Emma Witbooi, Director of the PescaDOLUS International Fisheries Crime Research Network

The focus on criminal activities in the fisheries sector is no longer limited exclusively to illegal fishing. In modern times, fisheries crime is understood to span a wide spectrum of offences ranging from human rights abuses, such as human trafficking at sea and forced labour, to document fraud, tax evasion and corruption. These crimes are largely transnational and are often carried out by organised criminal networks. The fisheries crime law enforcement model, endorsed internationally, draws on criminal law enforcement tools to supplement the traditional fisheries management approach to address this problem. In this seminar, the fisheries crime model is introduced and unpacked and its application as a law enforcement approach is discussed with reference to local examples.

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