Interpol launches program to tackle illegal fishing | Pacific Beat

Interpol launches program to tackle illegal fishing

Interpol launches program to tackle illegal fishing

Updated 28 February 2013, 18:34 AEDT

Each year billions of dollars worth of fish are taken illegally from the world's oceans, much of it from the Pacific Ocean.

This week Interpol is holding its first ever meeting to address illegal fishing.

The organisation's Environmental Crime Program has established an illegal fishing unit to help countries deal fish piracy and to monitor and disrupt criminal activities.

Greenpeace's Pacific Oceans Campaigner, Nathaniel Pelle, told Jemima Garrett governments need to work with Interpol to reduce the impact of illegal fishing.

Presenter: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Nathaniel Pelle, Greenpeace's Pacific Oceans Campaigner

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