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THE EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL FISHERY IN AFRICA ON REGIONAL SECURITY

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PhD Faculty Member Asena BOZTAŞ
Huriye YILDIRIM ÇINAR
Sakarya University

Today, the fishing industry, which is the source of employment of 55 million at the global level and 13 million people only in Africa, has faced many dangers in recent years. Today, the fishing industry, which is the source of employment of 55 million at the global level and 13 million people only in Africa, has faced many dangers in recent years. Climate change, environmental pollution, declines in fish species and numbers
due to unconscious and over-fishing of fish as well as factors such as “Illegal fishing” is one of the leading elements in the sector. The work of the illegal fisheries, the fishing industry in African countries and regional security are threatening in many ways. Given the fact that illegal fisheries in Western Africa only lead to a loss of $ 2.3 billion per year in this context, it is seen that African countries facing many political and socioeconomic crises are deprived of a significant income source because of the economic downturn
In addition, millions of people who work in the fishing industry face the danger of losing their jobs. Along with the decline in national income, illegal fishing has also led to a decline in fish consumption, an important food source for low-income people, triggering the current food crisis .As a result, it can be said that the illegal activities in the fishery sector have caused political, economic and social problems for the African states in many respects. As we shall elaborate on the content
of the work, there is a direct link between illegal fishing and regional security in Africa. Many international organizations have become aware of the danger and although they have begun to work on projects to develop the fisheries sector in recent years to prevent illegal activities in Africa, no significant progress has been made yet. To solve the problem, a broad roadmap is needed to cover global and regional actors.

Keywords: Illegal fishery, Africa, regional security, economic problems, global and regional actors
JEL Code: F52, Q18, Q22

InTraders Uluslararası Ticaret Kongresi = InTraders international conference on international trade
(II. : 2018: Sakarya)
II. InTraders uluslararası ticaret kongresi: özet kitabı = The second InTraders international conference
on international trade : abstract book / editörler Kürşat Çapraz, Mustafa Yılmaz. – İstanbul: Hiperlink

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