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
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