Nearly 25% of the fish caught annually is illegal, unregulated, or unreported. With fishing techniques at their all time most effective, criminals can poach foreign fisheries or use massive netting vessels that damage wildlife. Local fishers lose their incomes, governments miss out on tax revenue, and low quality fish sneaks into the supply chain. Illegal fishing ships have been known to enslave their crews, pushing authorities from the US and abroad to combat the trend. With lives, health, and the lucrative fishing market on the line, the fight is on to secure the globe’s fishing lanes.