Episode 5: Policing the Sea: Tackling Illegal Fishing in a Warming World

This penultimate episode of the series explores the challenges and opportunities for monitoring and enforcement efforts.

Policing our vast oceans is already presenting many difficulties, and with illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing operators set to adopt new behaviours in a warming world, how can enforcement efforts adapt to tackle the threat?

Part One: Themes and Concepts

In part one, guests from around the world join RUSI’s Lauren Young and Grace Evans to discuss how climate-induced declines and displacement of fish stocks change the nature of IUU activity, and how those charged with responding will also need to adapt.

Part Two: The Deep Dive

In part two, Grace and Lauren are joined by Peter Horn, Aaron Delano-Johnson and Tom Hlavac to take a deeper look at how illicit fishing laws are enforced across the vast expanse of the world’s oceans.

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

A trailblazing project examining the impact of climate change on criminal drivers behind large-scale illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


Grace Evans

Former Research Analyst

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Lauren Young

Former Research Fellow

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