Fishing on the high seas in contravention of national and international laws governing quotas, typically by ships under flags of convenience that are owned by dummy companies.
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- Regulators from several nations patrol and try to limit pirate fishing.
- The biologist said employing such steps are preferable to banning commercial fishers from critical habitat: The latter ‘would only lead to the worse problem of pirate fishing in the same areas and more birds killed,’ Croxall said.
- The country has acted aggressively on pirate fishing and fish laundering, blacklisting boats that operate under flags of convenience.