Resources & Climate
Issue Brief

The Implications of Distant Water Fishing Fleets

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Distant water fishing (DWF) fleets have roamed the ocean for centuries. Yet in recent years, globalization and innovation have enabled these fleets to become more efficient in their operations. Industry improvements including at-sea processors and transshipment have enabled DWF vessels to remain at sea for longer periods of time, helping to catch more fish farther from home, while also distorting the supply chain.

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