Book project: Transnational Organised Fisheries Crime
PescaDOLUS’ current book project will result in the publication of the first inter-disciplinary edited reference work on transnational organised fisheries crime.
This edited volume, compiled over the last 2 years, explores the concept of fisheries crime and analyses the challenges and opportunities inherent in the shift from approaching illegal fishing as a fisheries management problem to acknowledging it as a transnational organised crime problem. Through contributions from experts in various fields and jurisdictions, this work explores how transnational organised fisheries crime is understood as a legal and criminological phenomenon from the point of view of transnational crime and criminal law, and what new avenues this redefinition may open in the form of information exchange, criminal investigation, prosecution and restitution. The work aims to stimulate a rigorous academic conversation on the topic and to contribute towards practical solutions to address the problem of fisheries crime worldwide. Our hope is that this reference work will pave the way for a new field for multidisciplinary research and further study.