Ted Kemp is Managing Editor for CNBC International Digital. Ted reported from Thailand, Burma, Hawaii and elsewhere for the fascinating, prime time CNBC documentary, “Oceans of Crime.” The multibillion-dollar outlaw fishing industry is funded by anyone who eats animals like salmon, tuna, or swordfish but few are aware of the human and environmental wreckage left in its wake. It’s estimated that 90 percent of American seafood is imported, and more than a quarter of the fish caught at sea is captured illegally--with no regard for the law, national sovereignty, or the future of the species themselves. On this week’s Act Radio, Ted will take us inside a disturbing and ongoing crime story set in one of the most lawless places on earth: our oceans, where perpetrators traffic in an illegal product, and front-line workers are modern day slaves.
Originally aired May 2020 re-broadcast November 8, 2020