Controlling IUU fishing through problem-oriented policing

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A range of factors enable criminal activities in the Indo-Pacific region. Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in the Indo-Pacific region occurs due to its vastness and the inability for law enforcement to police effectively. Other issues on land such as poor governance, corrupt officials and lax fishing controls enable IUU fishing, and the abuses of human rights aboard fishing vessels, to continue. This chapter applies a theoretical approach derived from Goldstein’s original Problem-Oriented Policing paradigm to understand how best to proactively control the issue. The approach theorises that Indo-Pacific States must work in collaboration with regional partners to overcome policing challenges associated with IUU fishing. This work analyses examples of law enforcement collaborations and technologies, using local, regional bi- and multilateral agreements offering improved responses to IUU fishing in the Indo-Pacific.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolicing Transnational Crime
Subtitle of host publicationLaw Enforcement of Criminal Flows
EditorsSaskia Hufnagel, Anton Moiseienko
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN (Print)9780815354635
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2020


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