Crimes on the High Seas/ Siddharth Chakravarty


The talk will explore the international governance regime of the industrial, distant-water fishing business through two case studies, juxtaposing enforcement and control mechanisms in single and transnational models. Beginning with the ecological impact of such operations, it will move on to talk about the collateral damage they cause to human lives through a rights and social justice perspective.

Siddharth’s area of work is currently about labour supply chains and illegality in the industrial, distant water fishing industry. He independently research the economic model of the fishing industry and investigate labour supply chains to bring to light the ethics of seafood consumption and the effect of industrial fishing on the world’s oceans. Prior to this he was with Sea Shepherd, a marine conservation group involved in direct-action work on the oceans.

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Please gather by 7 pm for food, beverages and seats. It is a donation based event.

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