OBP Reports and Analysis

OBP strives to produce objective, well-researched studies on a number of topics related to piracy and maritime security. Below you will find our body of work.

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9/22/14
Illegal, Unreported & Unregulated Fishing in Somalia

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global problem that occurs both on the high seas and within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of coastal states. IUU fishing is an economic and environmental problem that costs the global economy...

Featured StorySecure Fisheries
11/14/13
OBP Director, Jon Huggins, Discusses "Sustaining the Progress," at CGPCS Counter-Piracy Week Djibouti

Today marks the end of the CGPCS Counter-Piracy Week Djibouti.  The weeklong event, which commenced on 10 November included meetings of all five working groups, and concluded with a plenary session this afternoon. While the CGPCS had previously held smaller-scale...

Featured StoryLiza Kane-Hartnett
9/30/14
Seafarers - forgotten victims of maritime piracy

Above, representatives from flag States and seafarer Nations of Panama, the Marshall Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis and the Philippines, demonstrate their support for increased reporting of incidents occurring off the coast of West Africa. (Not pictured, but also...

Featured Story
12/12/13
Featured Story: Piracy in West Africa

This week OBP would like to shift your attention to the west coast of Africa and discuss piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region. Recently receiving more international attention due to the high level of attacks, the waters off the coast of West Africa are some of the most...

Featured StoryLiza Kane-Hartnett
1/1/12
Introduction to Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs)

In 2011, the number of vessels transiting the Indian Ocean employing onboard private armed security teams increased dramatically, motivating Flag State governments, the shipping industry and international naval forces to address their usage. In order to help to clarify...

InfographicMaisie Pigeon
8/1/13
Community Mobilization and Criminal Organizations: Eyl, Somalia

Somali Pirates are organized criminal actors, who operate in a similar fashion to armed groups. In the town of Eyl, Somalia, a multi-stakeholder program - involving Clan elders, religious leaders, local businessmen, and the population, - used a strategy of community...

InfographicMatt Walje
12/11/14
Brochure on the CGPCS Technical Sub-Group on Maritime Situational Awareness in the Western Indian Ocean

Introdoctory brochure of the CGPCS Technical Subgroup on Maritime Situational Awareness in the Western Indian Ocean.  Analysis of future information sharing requirements in the maritime domain of the Western Indian Ocean.

InfographicJens Vestergaard Madsen
7/1/13
Evolution of Piracy: Historical Piracy

Piracy has plagued the seas for at least 40 centuries, and been a thorn in the side of nearly every sea going civilization. Pirates have plied their trade as common thieves, instruments of war, or as civilizations in their own right. Most states throughout history have...

InfographicMatt Walje
1/22/15
East Africa Information Sharing

In response to the continued challenges of piracy in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean, a number of initiatives have been developed both regionally and internationally. Among the most prominent initiatives are the International Information Sharing Centers that are...

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4/29/14
West Africa Information Sharing

In response to the continued challenges of piracy and armed robbery in West Africa, a number of initiatives have been developed both regionally and internationally. Among the most prominent initiatives are the International Information Sharing Centers that are currently...

InfographicGregory Clough and Timothy Schommer

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