Podcast

Impacts of Illegal Fishing

Episode 16

In this episode

Up to 1 in 5 fish taken from the sea is caught illegally, costing as much as $23.5 billion globally each year. This illegal fishing harms ocean health and law-abiding fishers whose livelihoods depend on fish—and is often indicative of the presence of other transnational crimes. But with sophisticated technology and international cooperation, as well as greater industry engagement, we can help deter these crimes on our oceans. Host Dan LeDuc talks with Peter Horn, who leads Pew’s work from London with Oversea Ocean Monitor—satellite technology that helps countries detect illegal fishing. We also hear from Sandy Davies of Stop Illegal Fishing, who works with FISH-i Africa, a network of African nations committed to ending illegal fishing. To learn more, visit pewtrusts.org/afterthefact.

Related Resources

Oversea Ocean Monitor

Interactive Video: A Global System of Enforcement to End Illegal Fishing 

Tech can help save the earth, but not on its own

How the Infamous Kunlun Fishing Ship Met Its Demise

Illegal Fishing Threatens Far More Than Ocean Health

Interpol Is Making Big Gains in Fight to End Illegal Fishing

Latest Episodes

  • Poverty and Connecting to Opportunity in Philadelphia

    Poverty is one of Philadelphia’s most enduring problems. The city’s poverty rate is 25.7 percent—the highest among the United States’ 10 largest cities. That means that about 400,000 city residents, including more than a third of the city’s children, live in a household with an annual income of $19,337 or less. In this episode, host Dan LeDuc talks with Larry Eichel,... Read More

  • Antibiotic Resistance: When Drugs Don’t Work Anymore

    What happens when the medicine we rely on to fight infections stops working? Bacteria evolve, and some can develop into superbugs that repel antibiotics. To fight back, we need fresh remedies—but it’s been more than 30 years since a new type of antibiotic has made it to market. Meanwhile, more than 2 million Americans fall ill with an antibiotic-resistant infection each year,... Read More

  • Bonus: Responding to the Opioid Crisis

    • Podcast

    President Donald Trump recently declared the U.S. opioid epidemic a public health emergency, but what will it take to connect patients with effective treatment? Our previous episode explored the scope of the crisis and proven solutions. In this bonus edition, you’ll hear more from our interviews with Shawn Ryan, chief medical officer at BrightView Health in Cincinnati, and Cynthia Reilly,... Read More

After the Fact

Media Contact

Kimberly Vosburgh

Communications

202.540.6372