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Policy responses to IUU fishing in Northern Australian waters


Vince, JZ, Policy responses to IUU fishing in Northern Australian waters, Ocean & Coastal Management, 50, (8) pp. 683-698. ISSN 0964-5691 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2007.05.006


Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities continue to thrive in the northern region of Australia's Fishing Zone (AFZ). Indonesian fishermen involved in IUU fishing in this area target specific marine species such as shark, reef fish, sea cucumber and trochus that are destined for the Asian market. Many of these marine species' stocks are now at critical levels. Local communities based in Northern Australia, state and Federal governments are also concerned with issues of border security and quarantine measures that coincide with the IUU fishing activities. Whilst Australian and Indonesian governments continue to negotiate this pressing issue, international instruments, bilateral agreements and domestic policies are not deterring Indonesian fishermen from pursuing IUU fishing activities in the AFZ. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Vince, JZ (Associate Professor Joanna Vince)
ID Code:51227
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2017-12-06

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