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1/1/14Maritime Piracy - Part II: An Overview of the International Legal Framework and of Multilateral Cooperationto Combat PiracyPart II of UNCTAD's report Maritime Piracy is an overview of the international legal framework and of multilateral cooperation to combat piracy. It details the development of international law provisions on piracy, discusses the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, other relevant conventions as well as resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly. The report also maps international cooperation and multilateral action to combat piracy. View publication UN Conference on Trade and DevelopmentReport
4/1/11Piracy off the Horn of Africa (2011)The second report by the United States Congressional Research Service, following up on the first report published in 2009. It contains information about the background and impact of piracy off the Horn of Africa, U.S. and international policy responses, and issues and policy options for the U.S Congress. Congressional Research ServiceReport
1/1/14Reconstruction of Domestic Fisheries Catches in Somalia 1950-2010This study reconstructs domestic fisheries catch data in Somalia between 1950 and 2010, including the industrial, artisanal, subsistence and recreational sectors. The authors found that the Somali reconstructed total catch was nearly two times the landings reported by the FAO on behalf of Somalia for the time period, most of which is attributed to the reconstructed small-scale sector. To view full report please click here. Lo Persson, Alasdair Lindop, Sarah Harper, Kyrstn Zylich and Dirk ZellerReport
9/1/09Congressional Research Service: Piracy off the Horn of Africa (2009) A report by the United States Congressional Research Service containing information about the background and impact of piracy off the Horn of Africa, U.S. and international policy responses, and issues and policy options for the U.S Congress. Congressional Research ServiceReport
11/1/13Piracy, Illegal Fishing, and Maritime Insecurity in Somalia, Kenya, and TanzaniaThis CNA study addresses two research questions: 1) What are the links between illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and piracy in Somalia? 2) What role does the maritime sector play in emerging transnational threats such as drug trafficking, the illegal arms trade, and human smuggling in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania?  Ghassan Schbley and William RosenauReport
3/1/11Updating U.S. Counterpiracy Action Plan Gains Urgency as Piracy Escalates off the Horn of Africa In September 2010, GAO issued a report evaluating the extent to which U.S. agencies (1) have implemented the interagency ‘Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa: Partnership and Action Plan’, and the challenges they face, and (2) have collaborated with partners. This testimony is based on the September 2010 report and its objectives, and work GAO conducted in March 2011 to update report findings. US Government Accountability OfficeReport
11/1/14Seminar Report: Maritime Crime and the Effects on Growth and Development in the African RegionThis report summarizes the discussions during a maritime secuirty seminar held in Copenhagen in October 2014.  Oceans Beyond Piracy, Danish Shipowners' Association, Risk IntelligenceReport
9/1/10Actions Needed to Assess and Update Plan and Enhance Collaboration among Partners Involved in Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa In response to the rising number of successful attacks by Somali pirates, the U.S. National Security Council developed the interagency ‘Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa: Partnership and Action Plan’ (Action Plan) in December 2008. This report is the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s evaluation of the extent to which U.S. agencies (1) have implemented the plan, and any challenges they face in doing so, and (2) have collaborated with partners in counterpiracy efforts.   US Government Accountability OfficeReport
3/1/06Closing the Net: Stopping Illegal Fishing on the High SeasThis report by the High Seas Task Force (HSTF) describes how Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing began, the scale of the problem, and how this crime is carried out. The HSTF then lays out 9 proposals intended to help relevant stakeholders tackle the root causes of IUU fishing. To view full report please click here.  High Seas Task ForceReport
4/1/10Combating Somali Piracy: The EU's Naval Operation AtalantaA report prepared by Sub-Committee C (Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development)of the UK House of Lord. It examines the mandate and effectiveness of EU Operation Atalanta as well as the key challenges facing it and how to address them. The report includes oral and written evidence by senior maritime experts and UK politicians. View publication House of LordsReport

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