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The Stephenson Ocean Security Project launched Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) provided keynote remarks. The event featured expert panels that explored the intersection of fisheries and security risk in the South China Sea and the challenge and opportunity presented by marine resources in the new Arctic Ocean.
Illicit fishing poses a global challenge to sustainability and security. Harmonizing the U.S. Government’s broad legal and authorities and enforcement capabilities is a needed step to effectively counter this threat.