Episode 4: Fishy Business: Where Illegal Fishing Converges with Other Crimes

This two-part episode focuses on organised criminal fishing, including its convergence with other crime types.

With fish stocks set to decline and shift, will organised criminal networks become more sophisticated in accessing shrinking fishing grounds, and will there be an increase in associated crimes?

Part One: Themes and Concepts

In part one, guests from around the world join RUSI’s Lauren Young and Grace Evans to begin exploring organised criminal fishing operations and how they intersect with other crime types.

Part Two: The Deep Dive

In part two, Lauren and Grace are joined by Gina Fiore, officer with the Pew Charitable Trusts, and Alfonso Daniels, an investigative journalist and researcher based in London, who have both contributed to a recent RUSI research paper entitled ‘Future IUU Fishing Trends in a Warming World’.

The views or statements expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by RUSI employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of RUSI.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Climate Change

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Lauren Young

Former Research Fellow

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Grace Evans

Former Research Analyst

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