A forensic genetic approach to European fisheries enforcement

Jann Th Martinsohn*, Rob Ogden

*Corresponding author for this work

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Legal enforcement in the fisheries sector must respond adequately to the serious challenge of Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. A key issue is the ability to definitively identify fish and fish products and trace their geographic origin. This paper describes a European-wide project that aims to provide valuable support to the fight against IUU fishing, by combining the development of validated forensic genetic identification techniques, and a public database providing access for stakeholders to data and analytical tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-611
Number of pages2
JournalForensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • Assignment
  • Common fisheries policy (CFP)
  • Geographic origin
  • IUU fishing
  • Population genetics
  • Traceability


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