Modern slavery promotes overfishing

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Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care.


Labour abuses, including modern slavery, are ‘hidden subsidies’ that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing, new research from the University of Western Australia and the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia has found…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (11-07-2018)

Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans; Guardian UK (02-16-2016)

Troubled Waters; UCSB Current (08-01-2018)
UCSB scientists find that wealthy nations are responsible for almost all of trackable industrial fishing across the global oceans…

Official fish trade ‘hugely underestimates’ global catches; Science Daily (10-09-2017)
Conservation of dwindling fish stocks is being severely hampered by poor controls on global trade, according to new research…


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