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It’s one of the world’s most dangerous and illicit businesses, on an area covering 70 percent of our world’s surface.
With grave economic and environmental consequences, illegal fishing is a trade that rakes oceans, depletes entire species and even enslaves humans, all for a fast profit.
The FAO estimates illegal fishing represents up to 26 million tons of fish caught annually, and is valued at tens of billions of dollars.
Ocean’s Cartels dives into the waters of Southeast Asia and Europe, to explore this treacherous business on the high seas, while seeking to uncover if our very survival on land is at risk, if illegal fishing removes all life from our oceans.