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Sri Lankan fishermen stand on a fishing vessel as it leaves a fishery harbor in Negombo, Negombo, outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Oct.15, 2014 (AP photo by Eranga Jayawardena).

How Illegal Fishing Threatens Development and Security

By Johan Bergenas, Ariella Knight
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Environmental crime has long been viewed as a tree hugger issue. But the illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing market threatens much more than conservation. Depleting the world’s oceans of fish is a serious geostrategic challenge with devastating global consequences for development and security. more