Fisheries law has changed since the 1970s, but it is still a big issue in some parts of the world.
A recent study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that fish caught in the wild in some countries were being exploited illegally in their final stages of development, and that illegal fishing was increasing at alarming rates.
What is illegal?
Illegal fishing involves fishing without a licence from the authorities.
It involves fishing within specific waters that have not been designated as protected or protected areas.
The fish is caught by a boat using a net that is attached to the boat by ropes.
It is usually in a location where a fisher is not allowed to set foot.
This means that the fishing may be done in a way that does not comply with the laws of the country where the fish is being caught.
Illegal fishing also involves fishing from a protected area, such as an island or in a lagoon.
Where a fishing vessel is operating illegally in the protected area it is known as fishing illegally.
It can take the form of trawling fishing, catching a fish off the coast of the protected island, fishing on an island with a reef or even fishing from the water of a lago on a reef, which is not a protected zone.
Where there is no government involvement, illegal fishing can also take place on the ocean floor.
Illegal fish can be caught by small boats, fishing gear, boats or nets.
There are also large commercial fishing vessels that may be caught illegally.
Some countries, such for example Australia, have laws on the books that allow fishermen to catch fish in waters that are not protected areas, but some of these laws can be very lenient, so that the fishermen can continue to work.
Where fishing is not illegal, some of the catches may be illegal, but there are a number of rules that allow for fishing within certain limits, and where the fishing is illegal the fishing vessel may be held responsible for any losses.
Illegal fishers have been known to be involved in illegal fishing on the Great Barrier Reef and some of their catches are illegal.
The illegal fishers who work for big commercial fishing companies can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, but they are rarely prosecuted.
What are the effects?
Illegal fishery is very costly for the fishing industry, and it is estimated that in the past 20 years illegal fishing has cost Australia more than $10 million a year in lost fish.
What can you do about it?
The first step is to educate yourself on what is illegal and where you can catch fish.
You can also report illegal fishing by calling the National Marine Protected Areas Office on 1300 876 877 or by emailing [email protected]
Some fishing regulations have been amended to make it easier for fishers to report illegal catch.
The Fishing and Aquaculture Regulations 2004 requires all fishers, whether they be small or large, to report any catch they catch in the waters they fish in.
The regulations also require fishers and managers to report fish catches they believe are illegal to the Fisheries Act Officer.
The National Fisheries Management Authority has a fishing safety policy and a catch management program, which can be accessed on the Fisheries Safety Authority website.
You may also report catch violations online using the Fishing Violations Reporting System, which was launched by the Minister for Fisheries and Fisheries Safety.
If you believe you have been involved in an illegal catch you should immediately call the National Fisheries Safety Officer.
You should also check the Fisheries Enforcement Bulletin to see if any enforcement actions have been taken against fishers involved in the illegal fishing.
What to do if you are caught in illegal fish?
There are a few steps you can take to try to minimise the damage that illegal fishery has done to your catch, including: reporting the illegal catch