06 Jan '12, 12pm

Illegal Fishermen, 4, Enforcement, 0: Even when suspected illegal fishermen are caught, penalties can be elusive...

A South Korean vessel that was caught fishing illegally in Sierra Leone’s waters. It later escaped. Illegal fishing is a problem pretty much everywhere that regulations meet fish. As I noted in September , the United States government puts the global cost of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing at up to $23 billion in lost income for legal fishermen and coastal communities. And that’s before the larger environmental costs are considered. In poorer countries without the benefit of strong agencies to ensure that the laws have teeth, lax enforcement is a fact of life, even where the lawbreakers are caught red-handed. Two recent cases – one in Africa, the other in Latin America – illustrate the extent of the problem. In the first case, an organization called the Environmental Justice Foundation said Thursday that it had filmed and photographed two South Korean-flagged f...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/illegal-fisherm...

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