Investigating lawlessness at sea

In this episode, we talk with Ian Urbina, founder, and director of The Outlaw Ocean Project, author of The Outlaw Ocean, host of The Outlaw Ocean Podcast, and a long-time investigative reporter covering stories about human rights, environment, and labor concerns at sea. 

Show Notes

In the conversation, we discuss lawlessness at sea, the “maritime merry-go-round” that makes it hard to effectively prosecute crimes committed in the ocean, how overfishing is depleting the fish stocks of a small African country, and the investment of time and resources that goes into deep, investigative reporting.

You can find Ian on Twitter and Instagram, and learn more about The Outlaw Ocean Project on their website, YouTube, and their new podcast

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Additional resources for this episode

  • Learn more about the mission of The Outlaw Ocean Project

  • Listen to the new Outlaw Ocean Podcast

  • Ian’s investigative series The Outlaw Ocean for The New York Times

  • Ian’s New Yorker article on the negative effects of fishmeal production in Gambia

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