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The nature and scope of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and fisheries crime in Cameroon: implications for maritime security
Beseng, M. (2021). The nature and scope of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and fisheries crime in Cameroon: implications for maritime security. African Security 14(3): 262-285. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19392206.2021.1982241
In: African Security. Taylor & Francis: New York. ISSN 1939-2206; e-ISSN 1939-2214, more
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    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    IUU fishing; fisheries crime; blue economy; coastal welfare; national security

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  • Beseng, M.

Abstract
    Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and fisheries crime undermine maritime security especially for vulnerable coastal nations in Africa. This is particularly problematic for Cameroon where millions of people directly depend on fisheries for their livelihoods. Drawing on primary and secondary data, this article reveals the extent of IUU fishing and fisheries crime practices, noting that their operational synergies are a threat to Cameroon’s blue economy development, marine safety, ocean health and human resilience, and by extension national security. Efforts toward combatting IUU fishing and fisheries crime must recognize their synergistic relationship and ensure cooperation with sub-national non-state actors.

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