Wildlife and forest crime

Laundering Shark Species in the Pacific: The Trail of the Fin

5 Jun, 2021
Dr Alejandro Lerch

According to a landmark new study by Nature magazine, sharks are vanishing from the oceans. For every ten sharks in the open sea in the 1970s, today there is only three. An 18-fold increase in fishing pressure in the past 50 years has been largely responsible for a 70% decline of…

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The Role of Beneficial Ownership in Combating IUU Fishing

4 Jun, 2021
Alexandria Reid, Jessa Rose Dury-Agri, Austin Brush and Duncan Copeland

At their meeting this week, the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors should endorse the adoption of global beneficial ownership registries to help end illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and other forms of environmental crime that are enabled by complex corporate structures.  In an unprecedented year for climate action, the…

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