Fisheries

  • Food - Research Guide International Law

    Food

    Conflicts, natural hazards and economic crises are driving up global hunger, causing extensive human suffering, poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. The primary purposes of food legislation are to protect the health of the consumer and to protect the consumer from fraud and facilitate trade. We have created this research guide on food, food security and food safety to provide you easy access to our collection.

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  • Taiwanese trawler “FV Shiuh Fu No 1″, seized in December 2010 by Somali pirates

    Somalia’s Troubled Waters: Pirates, Foreign Illegal Fishing and Waste Dumping

    August 31, 2012

    The face of a modern pirate, is usually the face of a young man of Somali origin, a criminal and opportunist whose activities harm international shipping. But in Somali perception piracy is considered differently. Here is the image of the rebellious poor Somali fisherman whose fishing grounds have been illegally poached and plundered by foreign fishing trawlers and whose environment has been used as dumping ground for toxic and hazardous substances.

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  • The Fight for the Chagos Islands

    May 25, 2012

    In the middle of the Indian Ocean, about halfway between India and Indonesia, some 500 km from the Maldives, lies a remote group of coralline islands called the Chagos Archipelago. This chain of islands consists of seven atolls comprising a total of sixty individual tropical islands. In 1814, the Chagos Islands officially became British territory and were administratively attached to Mauritius.

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