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Title: Malaysian Efforts in Combating IUU Fishing: A Legal and Policy Review
Authors: Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Hazmi Mohd Rusli
Farahdilah Ghazali
Wan Izatul Talaa
Ashraf Rahman
Keywords: Ocean Governance
Fisheries Crime
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2019
Publisher: Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Abstract: Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing may occur on the high seas or within a national jurisdiction. Several factors were identified as contributing to the occurrence of IUU fishing activities, among which is poor governance marked by limited and overlapping enforcement by related authorities. With very limited regional enforcement bodies and the absence of a regional multilateral agreement, IUU fishing is difficult to overcome. It means that issues relating to overfishing and other fishing conflicts like foreign vessels intrusions and use of illegal fishing methods will continue to be a problem. This paper identifies the Malaysia’s legal framework governing IUU fishing, as well as relevant international and regional laws and policies. The paper also discusses the devastating effects of IUU fishing to the global fish stocks and national economy. Although the existing framework is considered comprehensive, it recommends further stringent and fair law enforcement to combat IUU fishing in Malaysia’s waters.
Description: Vol. 12/No.2 (2019); page 387-400
Appears in Collections:Journal of East Asia and International Law

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