Drug trafficking at sea is devastating island states, ministers say

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Ministers of island states call for help in tackling organised crime in the fishing industry, which they say is harming both the environment and human rights

Ministers from tiny island states including Palau, the Solomon Islands and Kiribati are calling for help over the “devastating” impacts of criminal networks in the fishing industry.

Fishermen, unable to work because stocks are so low, are being lured into gun-running and drug trafficking by international organised crime, the nations’ officials told an industry conference in Copenhagen this week.

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