gCaptain has a good exploration of what is being done to crack down on Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) fishing.
This is an area where having a Coast Guard presence in AFRICOM’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) could make a real difference, perhaps SE Asia as well.
I thought you would write about this:
“A study published last month found that foreign fishing in Indonesia dropped by more than 90 percent and total fishing by 25 percent following the tough policies introduced by Pudjiastuti, which also included a ban on all foreign-owned and -made boats from fishing in Indonesia and the restriction of transfers of fish at sea.”
Oops, you wrote about it four weeks ago when it was new.
@S O. It is an important story, particularly for coast guards. I hope we are going to look at this, particularly for the US Western Pacific EEZ where the are is huge and the resources for enforcement almost non-existent.