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Interpol Initiative Aims to Batter Fisheries Crime

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Business Green

A new international initiative to crack down on illegal fishing practices is set to be launched later today.

Interpol's Project SCALE is designed to help authorities combat illegal fishing activities estimated to be worth between $10bn and $23bn a year, such as harvesting of prohibited species, and fishing out-of-season, over set quotas, or without a licence.


Financed by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Norwegian government, Project SCALE will gather data on fisheries crime, conduct operations against criminal activities, and help authorities establish national fisheries crime task forces.


To read the full article Interpol Initiative Aims to Batter Fisheries Crime, visit the Business Green website.

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    The United States Senate on April 3 took a strong stand in the global fight against illegal fishing by ratifying a treaty that will prevent illegally caught fish from entering the market through ports around the world. The treaty, called the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, also would empower port officials to prohibit foreign vessels that are suspected of illegal activity from receiving port services and access. By cutting off market access for illegally caught fish, the treaty will erode the profit incentive that drives the activity.


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