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Rotten Fish: A Guide on Addressing Corruption in the Fisheries Sector

This 2019 guide by UNODC focuses on addressing corruption in the fisheries sector. It provides an overall framework for identifying and assessing the seriousness of corruption risks in the fisheries value chain. Organizations working to reduce the negative impact of corruption on fisheries management and sustainability will find this a valuable resource, but it is especially designed to help policymakers identify and address vulnerabilities to corruption in their legal and regulatory frameworks.

By following the step-by-step process in this guide, countries can bolster their regulatory and enforcement frameworks to fight fisheries crime, with the added benefit of minimizing the damage to society, and to the rule of law, that results from corruption. Where corruption has already gained a foothold, the guide suggests ways to reduce its impact and develop safeguards to prevent its return.

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