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What is illegal fishing? | a cartoon crash course

Pew Charitable Trusts

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  • advocacy,
  • fisheries management,
  • fisheries,
  • Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU),
  • biodiversity,
  • marine ecosystems
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  • Community workers,
  • Policy makers,
  • Entrepreneurs,
  • Students
  • English
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1,800 pounds of fish per second is stolen from our oceans, damaging marine ecosystems and harming legitimate fishermen, while also discussing types of illegal fishing and its impact.

Published on January 27 2016, this video illustrates how every second  1,800 pounds of fish is stolen from our oceans. Not only does poaching damage marine ecosystems, this piracy also hurts legitimate fishermen, who rely on a healthy ocean. What are the different types of illegal fishing? How this crime can make waves throughout the ocean and around the world. Watch and learn! Cartoonist Jim Toomey—whose daily comic strip, Sherman’s Lagoon, is syndicated in more than 250 newspapers in the United States—has joined forces with The Pew Charitable Trusts to illustrate “illegal fishing” and other terms associated with our oceans.