Corruption and Commercial Fisheries in Africa
Heightened competition and considerable illegal fishing by commercial boats, suggest that incentives for corruption in African fisheries are high. Dependence on revenues and investments from foreign countries, as well as conflicts of interests, are two factors that may limit law enforcement and the effectiveness of marine inspections. Law enforcement and prosecutions may also be thwarted by bribe payments and the complicity of officials in crimes. The most effective and realistic way of countering corruption appears to be through strengthening transparency and accountability. African civil society has an important role to play in scrutinising fisheries access agreements, tracking court cases and monitoring government budgets.
See the theme pages on the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.
Shadow Value Chains: Tracing the link between corruption, illicit activity and lootable natural resources from West Africa
Åse Gilje Østensen, Mats Stridsman
The global participation backlash: Implications for natural resource initiatives
Trading in corruption: Evidence and mitigation measures for corruption in the trading of oil and minerals
Olivier Longchamp, Nathalie Perrot
Digitizing the landscape: Technology to improve integrity in natural resource management
Kendra Dupuy,Per Aarvik
Integrity based approaches: combining rewards and sanctions works best
Guillaume Nicaise, David Jackson, Matthew Jenkins
Provincial variations and entrepreneurialism in the development of China’s Distant Water Fisheries (2011–2020)
U4 Director: “How I think when I talk about anti-corruption: porridge and berries, priors and biases”
Peter J. Evans