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Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the complexities of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for countries in the Gulf of Guinea. / Okafor-Yarwood, Ifesinachi.

In: MARINE POLICY, Vol. 99, 01.2019, p. 414-422.

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Okafor-Yarwood, I 2019, 'Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the complexities of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for countries in the Gulf of Guinea', MARINE POLICY, vol. 99, pp. 414-422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.09.016

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Okafor-Yarwood, I. (2019). Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the complexities of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for countries in the Gulf of Guinea. MARINE POLICY, 99, 414-422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.09.016

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Okafor-Yarwood I. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the complexities of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for countries in the Gulf of Guinea. MARINE POLICY. 2019 Jan;99:414-422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.09.016

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Okafor-Yarwood, Ifesinachi. / Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the complexities of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for countries in the Gulf of Guinea. In: MARINE POLICY. 2019 ; Vol. 99. pp. 414-422.

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