Economy of scales: Depleted stocks force Asian fishermen into Australian waters

By Daniel Flitton
Updated February 25 2017 - 11:14am, first published February 24 2017 - 11:17pm
Illegal fishing boats are a source of tension throughout Asia and beyond. Photo: Handout
Illegal fishing boats are a source of tension throughout Asia. Photo: Terry Trewin
Indonesia sinks an illegal fishing boat in its waters. Photo: Handout

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Hundreds of dead sharks are heaped together in a salt-stained pile below deck of the trawler as locals fishing inspectors carefully pick their way among the carcasses.

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