27-12-20 12:05:00,

Check out our latest study on the effects that PPE from COVID-19 is having on our oceans.

We have just released our latest report on the effects that the increased use of PPE to protect against COVID-19 is having on our oceans. Watch the summary video and download the full report or view on our FlipBook.

Click the link below to find out more…..

Investigating The Shark Fin Industry

Sharks play a vital role in marine ecosystems, yet an increasing demand for their fins, meat, liver oil, and cartilage, their populations are being decimated. We have over two decades of experience at ground zero of the shark fin industry. Our work has achieved worldwide media coverage, and allowed us to form strong partnerships with key players in the shipping industries, law enforcement, customs agencies, and international cooperative and regulatory bodies. Our investigations have helped identify crime in the shark fin industry, and raise awareness about the global shark fin industry, thereby reducing demand for vital marine predator.

Investigating Transnational Wildlife Crime Through Shipping Channels

The fishing industry is transnational, and crime in this industry is equally transnational. Illegal goods crisscross the globe in complex ‘supply chains.’ While the routes that illegal wildlife products take and the modes by which they are transported vary, all of these shipments move products from point A to point B, with people and companies at both ends. This leaves a paper trail that we can investigate, searching for patterns and preferred routes, identifying instances of smuggling, fraud, and laundering. In better understanding these supply chains, we can use intelligence to keep one step ahead of wildlife criminals.  

Investigating IUU Fishing Operations

Illegal fishing can be difficult to detect, with criminals using a number of techniques to hide their illicit operations. These remote fishing fleets will often use refrigerated cargo ships (reefers) to collect illicit catches and resupply their vessels, allowing them to continue to poach in remote locations for long periods of time. Operation Reecon Wolf monitors the activities of known reefers, helping us to better understand large scale industrial fishing operations.

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