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Exploring corruption in fisheries

Yan, Yifei ORCID: 0000-0003-2833-5972 and Graycar, A (2020) Exploring corruption in fisheries. Natural Resources Forum, 44 (2). 176 - 190. ISSN 1477-8947

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1477-8947.12201


This paper explores corruption in global fisheries. While reducing corruption is critical for the effective management of the fisheries sector and the fulfilment of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs, and SDGs14 and 16 in particular), to do so, it is necessary to first have a systematic and comprehensive understanding of what corruption is and how it is manifested in the sector. There is literature on illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, but not much on corruption. The paper proposes an analytical framework and applies it with six revelatory cases to improve the conceptual clarity of corruption in fisheries. Specific corruption problems found in licensing, negotiating access agreements, lax enforcement, extortion, political corruption, money laundering and tax manipulation, human trafficking etc. can therefore be better identified through this analysis, which lays a base for systematic responses to tackling corruption in fisheries and accordingly furthering the sustainable development of the sector.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 09:21
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2024 21:30

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