Illicit Fishing and Human Trafficking

Harming Business, Natural Resources, and Vulnerable People

April 03, 2014

Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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Human Trafficking

In his testimony before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Mark P. Lagon argues that illicit fishing worldwide is rife with criminal activities, such as human and drug trafficking. He calls for a strong response from the United States in order to lessen its impact on disadvantaged and vulnerable people, global commerce, and the environment.