Fights over illegal fishing lead to armed conflict, deaths

              Palestinians collect their fishing net during a foggy morning off the beach of Gaza City, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Off the coast of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian fishermen have been in constant conflict with Israeli security forces. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
              In this photo made available by the U.S. Coast Guard, a crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo vents the swim bladder of a recovered red snapper caught by seized fishing gear in the Gulf of Mexico off the southern Texas coast on Feb. 11, 2022, during a patrol against illegal fishing. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera/Cutter Jacob Poroo/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
              In this photo made available by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller seizes approximately 150 to 200 pounds of red snapper on board a Mexican lancha in the Gulf of Mexico off the southern Texas coast on Oct. 19, 2021. The boat crew located and stopped four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing, seized the catch and gear, then transferred the fishermen to border enforcement agents for processing. (Cutter Harold Miller/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
              In this photo made available by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard crew members assigned to the USCGC Stratton receive paperwork from a Taiwanese fishing vessel crewman during operations looking for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 2, 2022. (Sgt. Sarah Stegall/U.S. Marine Corps/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
              This image made available by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a lancha being tracked in the Gulf of Mexico near South Padre Island, Texas, on Sept. 30, 2021. At the South Padre Island station in Texas, 440 boats were cut apart over the past five years, the Coast Guard said in 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
              In this photo made available by the Australian Border Force on Nov. 2, 2021, a foreign vessel accused of fishing illegally in the vicinity of Rowley Shoals of Australia, is set on fire after its crew was taken off. Countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia try to deter illegal fishing by making a spectacle of their enforcement, lining confiscated boats with explosives and setting them aflame. (Australian Border Force via AP)
              FILE - Workers flood the cargo bay of a Vietnamese-flagged boat to sink it in the waters off Datuk Island, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, Saturday, May 4, 2019, as authorities sank 51 foreign fishing boats caught operating illegally in the Indonesian waters. (AP Photos/William Pasaribu, File)
              In this photo made available by the U.S. Coast Guard, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton conducts patrols in Fiji's exclusive economic zone with Fijian law enforcement personnel in February 2022. The U.S. partnership with Fiji is one of 11 between the U.S. and Pacific Island countries, with a possible 12th on the horizon — each meant to stave off the economic collapse and regional instability that could follow if waters are fished to depletion. (CGC Stratton/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
              FILE - The Chinese-flagged Lu Rong Yuan Yu 609 prepares to fish for squid on the high seas near the Galapagos Islands on July 19, 2021. Fishing takes place almost exclusively at night when each ship turns on hundreds of lights as powerful than anything at a stadium to attract swarms of fast-flying squid. The concentration of lights is so intense it can be seen from space on satellite images that show the massive fleet shining as brightly as major cities hundreds of miles away on land. (AP Photo/Joshua Goodman, File)
              FILE - Fishermen unload their haul before bringing it to market after a limited number of boats were allowed to return to the sea following a cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel, in Gaza City, Sunday, May 23, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
              FILE - In this photo provided by Argentina's Coast Guard, a soldier fires at the Chinese fishing boat named Jing Yuan 626 in Argentine waters on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The operation was called off by Argentina's foreign ministry after the vessel was chased for nearly eight hours, according to Argentina's prefecture. (Argentine Coast Guard via AP, File)
              FILE - Sri Lankan fishermen stand near a catch of sharks at a fishery harbor in Negombo, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Environmental and national security experts say countries that depend on fishing both as a source of food and commerce are at risk of greater conflict in the coming years. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
              FILE - Members of the fishing community shout slogans during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, to demand that the Sri Lankan government act to curb illegal fishing and poaching of marine resources by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
              FILE - Debris flies into the air as foreign fishing boats are blown up by Indonesian Navy off Batam Island, Indonesia on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, as authorities sank dozens of fishing boats caught operating illegally in Indonesian waters. Around the world, the ocean has become an expanding front in the armed conflict between nations over illegal fishing and overfishing, practices that deplete a vulnerable food source for billions of people worldwide. (AP Photo/M. Urip, File)