Tackling Illegal Fisheries: The Role of Rights-Based Management

Stephanie Newman and Andrew Farmer


Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing refers to fishing activities that do not comply with national, regional, or international fisheries conservation or management legislation or measures (Agnew and Barnes 2004). IUU fishing activities may have serious detrimental impacts on marine ecosystems, ecosystem services, and the societies that derive benefit from such services. This chapter focuses on the causes, motives, and incentives for committing illegal fishing. In particular, it considers the role of rights-based fisheries management systems as a tool to reduce the incentives of illegal behaviour.

S. Newman (*) ? A. Farmer

Institute for European Environmental Policy,

London, UK

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R. Sollund et al. (eds.), Fighting Environmental Crime in Europe and Beyond, Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology,

DOI 10.1057/978-1-349-95085-0_4

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