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Progress and challenges in eliminating illegal fishing


Vince, J and Hardesty, BD and Wilcox, C, Progress and challenges in eliminating illegal fishing, Fish and Fisheries, 22, (3) pp. 518-531. ISSN 1467-2960 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/faf.12532


Illegal fishing is a widespread, global phenomenon that is affecting already heavily depleted wild fish stocks, threatening marine habitats and contributing to marine pollution through discarded fishing gear. Many different measures have been implemented by nation states to deter and prevent illegal fishing. These include coastal surveillance and policing, policies and regulation, and education. In this paper, we examine the case of Australia through an analysis of regulative arrangements, policies and guidelines that form the governance framework to better understand the changing seascape of illegal fishing. We argue that joint efforts with neighbouring states such as Indonesia and regional fisheries management authorities have contributed to a decrease in illegal fishing in and around the Australian EEZ. Finally, we discuss current and future challenges, opportunities, recent advancements and technological approaches for reducing illegal fishing around the world.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:illegal fishing, IUU fishing, governance, Australia, Exclusive Economic Zone, fisheries, ocean governance, Indonesia, CCAMLR, Southern Ocean, policy responses
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Vince, J (Associate Professor Joanna Vince)
UTAS Author:Hardesty, BD (Dr Britta Hardesty)
UTAS Author:Wilcox, C (Dr Chris Wilcox)
ID Code:142599
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-01-29
Last Modified:2021-06-23

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