Breaking the Laws on the Sea II

The Hub's previous Breaking Laws on the Sea webinar examined three examples of illicit ocean-based activity, namely, IUU fishing, abalone poaching and the smuggling of narcotics. These are activities which are wholly or partially illegal and to be effectively addressed, require local responses and/or regional cooperation in law and enforcement.

This session for the UN Nippon Fellows approaches the topic from a different perspective, that of the impact of illegal activities on the sea on global supply chains. The discussants review global supply chains, external market incentives, and customary practices and pose the question "is localised enforcement is targeted at the right actors?"

By asking this question and scrutinising case studies, including, abalone, deep-sea trawling, and regional treaties, the discussants will posit tools and solutions which may emerge from a shift in regulatory and management perspective.

1. Dr Alexander Winkler, Rhodes University, South Africa
2. Dr Michel Wahome, the University of Strathclyde, UK
3. Dr Laura Major, the University of Strathclyde, UK
4. Dr Alana Lancaster, the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill), Barbados
5. Mr Mitchell Lennan, the University of Strathclyde, UK