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The Fishy World of Illegal Fishing

March 29, 2016, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 120
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics
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About Alexa Cole

Alexa Cole manages the international, legislative, and policy issues for the Enforcement Section. Her background is in prosecuting federal enforcement cases involving international and domestic fisheries and protected resources. She participates as a member of U.S. delegations to international fisheries meetings and treaty negotiations. She received her B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies from McGill University, her J.D. from Vermont Law School in 1998, and her Masters degree in International Public Policy at The Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in May 2015. 

About the Presentation

This presentation will focus on the issue of illegal fishing on the domestic and international front and its effects on the sustainability of worldwide fish stocks. It will discuss the mechanisms that exist to address what is commonly known as Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. This will include domestic and international measures as well as capacity building efforts worldwide. The presentation will also address the current efforts to implement the recommendations from the President’s Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud.