Illegal Fishing of Russian Sockeye Salmon

According to a report by Oceana, the annual catch of Sockeye Salmon in Russia is estimated to be 60 to 90 percent higher than the reported levels due to illegal fishing methods. The illegal haul creates a loss of $40 Million to $74 Million.

Source:  Deborah Zabarenko, “Fish piracy costs $10 billion to $23 billion a year -report,” Reuters, May 8, 2013.