Policing the high seas

EU and partner efforts have been successful in reducing piracy over the last 10 years off the Horn of Africa, as reported here. The same naval operations have also encountered human trafficking and have targeted commercial fishing violations, noting that “Illegal exploitation of the fisheries grounds deprives countries in the region of revenue from licences and undermines the very livelihood of the local fishing communities.” This EU mission is now seeking more permanent status and authorization to share intelligence with Europol and Interpol.

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