Ending the Abuse of Laws, Workers and the Environment at Sea

Labor, human rights and environmental abuses are widespread largely because the oceans are so sprawling, but officials say there are ways to police the high seas.

By IAN URBINA

How might we better manage the world’s oceans?

This question came up often during the reporting of The New York Times’s series about lawlessness at sea. Labor, human rights and environmental abuses are widespread largely because the oceans are so sprawling, jurisdiction is complicated and policing is rare. To address these problems, maritime and law enforcement officials have proposed a variety of measures, some of them already being put into effect. They emphasized, though, that far more needs to be done. Among their recommendations:


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