The 2019 Trafficking in Persons report, was published by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, focusing on government efforts to tackle human trafficking and highlights strategies to address this crime and protect the victims. This year’s report, the 19th installment, includes narratives for 187 countries and territories, including the U.S.
Up to $23.5 billion worth of seafood is stolen from the sea each year, which is equivalent to 1 in 5 fish sold. This pillaging of the world’s oceans threatens fish stocks, undercuts law-abiding fishers, and harms the economies of coastal communities, the Pew Charitable Trusts warns.
DETECT-IT, a new data analytics tool, is intended to help businesses, NGOs and customs, law enforcement and fisheries officials quickly search through fish trade data to identify potential illegally caught and traded fish products around the world.
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