The American Security Project announced a partnership this week with Sea Shepherd, a non-profit organization that combats illegal fishing around the world.
ASP is hosting an event on April 6 called “Beneath the Waves: A Deeper Look at the National Security Threats of IUU Fishing” to mark this week’s release of the new Netflix documentary “Seaspiracy” featuring Sea Shepherd, where they’ll talk about the national security implications of illegal fishing.
According to ASP:
“The illicit use of the seas by national fishing fleets is a real challenge to how to manage the global commons of the oceans. The American government and the Coast Guard have been very active in helping to deal with this problem, but our adversaries, including China, have pushed back hard.”
Panelists will include U.S. Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT), retired U.S. Navy Admiral William Fallon, Sea Shepherd leadership, and the directors of “Seaspiracy” on the intersection of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and national security.
According to a post on the Seaspiracy Facebook page:
“With ocean ecosystems on the verge of collapse, and the human implications that follow, we must ask ourselves what kind of world we wish to live in.
“It is time to unite and take action on one of the most urgent and neglected conservation and social justice issues of our time.”
According to the film’s description:
“Seaspiracy examines the global fishing industry, challenging notions of sustainable fishing and showing how human actions cause widespread environmental destruction.”
For more info, check out the trailer below or register to attend at americansecurityproject.org.