Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fishing Wars

Palau lies between Indonesia and the Philippines
Another excellent article in the Ian Urbina NYTimes "The Outlaw Ocean" series Palau vs. the Poachers detailing some of the effort of a small island nation to fend off the "fish pirates" who are stripping the oceans of fish stocks - some of which ends up on your plate:
More than two-thirds of the planet is covered by water, and much of that liquid expanse is ungoverned and potentially ungovernable. Criminal enterprise has flourished in the breach. The global black market for seafood is worth more than $20 billion, and one in every five fish on American plates is caught illegally.
Recommended reading.

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