"Evil Fishing": Significance and Solutions to Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing
Ms. Sally Yozell, Senior Associate and Director of the Environmental Security program, Stimson Center
Tuesday, November 14
McGowan Building, Room 102
Free, Open to Public, No registration required
Presented by the Center for the Blue Economy
About the Topic: At a recent meeting U.S. Navy Admiral Robert Sharp called illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing “evil fishing.” IUU is a serious global issue that is not often highlighted in the media but is gaining attention in Washington DC’s national security and intelligence circles. While the global demand for fish has increased, fish stocks have plummeted to half the size they were in 1950. Depleted fish stocks threaten not only ocean ecosystem health, but human food security and economic prosperity. IUU fishing is also connected with other transnational organized crimes, including drug, weapon, and human trafficking. Global enforcement efforts until recently have been difficult to actualize given the vastness of our oceans, but new technologies and civil-military partnerships are key to combatting IUU fishing and mitigating its negative ecological, economic, and social impacts.
About the Speaker: Sally Yozell is a Senior Associate and Director of the Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center. Yozell’s research examines the links between environmental crime and global security issues — with a focus on combatting Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and wildlife trafficking; identifying innovative technologies to fight IUU fishing in Marine Protected Areas; and tracking transnational organized crime as well as natural resources theft. Prior to joining Stimson, Yozell was a Senior Advisor to Secretary of State, John Kerry and the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment — where she provided advice and technical expertise to advance U.S. policies in the international arena related to ocean, coast, climate, and wildlife protection. She joined the State Department to support and manage the Our Ocean Conferences starting in 2014, where she stewarded and developed many of the far-reaching outcomes resulting in conservation commitments and investments totaling over $9.2 billion and 9.9 million sq. km of marine protected areas, including the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands, and the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monuments, as well as the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean. She was also instrumental in the global strategy that successfully created the world’s largest marine protected area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. Yozell holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont.
Related Links: The Stimson Center (https://www.stimson.org/)
Lecture Location: The McGowan Building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA, 93940, on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Attendees will enter through the glass doors from Pacific street, and room 102 is located inside to the right. The McGowan Building is indicated as #20 on the campus map. Access the campus map at http://www.miis.edu/admissions/visit/campusmap.
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