SA government corruption contributes to overfishing

by Corruption Watch
May 14, 2015

South Africa's marine fisheries offer large export earnings and are in some areas a major source of local employment. Bribery among government officials who inspect fishing along the coast of South Africa contributes to overfishing – this is shown in a new peer-reviewed study. Researcher Aksel Sundström, a PhD candidate in Political Science at Gothenburg University in Sweden, examines how bribes and corruption hamper the implementation of the regulations that are meant to keep fishing at sustainable levels.

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