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Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing occurs in many coun

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Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing occurs in many countries, jeopardizing the sustainability of marine resources and threatening the economic, social, and political stability of coastal states and communities. Such illegal activity is notoriously difficult to curb, and years can pass with little progress made. However, in a visionary move that should rapidly reduce IUU fishing in the country’s waters, Togolese authorities have suspended the registration of fishing vessels and the issuance of fishing licenses to foreign vessels.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the prediction made above?

A. In Togo, IUU fishing occurs less frequently now than it did in the 1970s and 1980s.
B. Vessel registration expires annually in Togo.
C. Illegal fishing continues unchecked in some West African countries.
D. IUU fishing is also known to be detrimental to the food security of affected countries.
E. Several vessels flying the Togolese flag are suspected of illegal fishing in the waters of other countries.
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In order to curb illegal fishing,
the Togolese authorities have done the following things:
1. suspended the registration of fishing vessels
2. suspended issuing of fishing licences to foreign vessels.

Vessel registration expires annually in Togo(Option B) does strengthen the argument.
The suspension of the registration of the fishing vessels which most probably
won't expire for another year and not issuing new fishing licences will stop
illegal fishing immediately.

Also, Option A is irrelevant because the argument is talking about the current situation,
and reduction in frequency of fishing(from 1970/1980's to today) is not going to stop the illegal fishing(happening today)

Hope this helps!
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pushpitkc wrote:
In order to curb illegal fishing,
the Togolese authorities have done the following things:
1. suspended the registration of fishing vessels
2. suspended issuing of fishing licences to foreign vessels.

Vessel registration expires annually in Togo(Option B) does strengthen the argument.
The suspension of the registration of the fishing vessels which most probably
won't expire for another year and not issuing new fishing licences will stop
illegal fishing immediately.

Also, Option A is irrelevant because the argument is talking about the current situation,
and reduction in frequency of fishing(from 1970/1980's to today) is not going to stop the illegal fishing(happening today)

Hope this helps!


the passage says Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. And there plan is to 1. suspended the registration of fishing vessels
2. suspended issuing of fishing licences to foreign vessels.
How come these regulations will stop them, as from the passage it looks like they dont have the licenses anyway. They are doing it illegally
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New post 13 Sep 2017, 00:19
Experts-can you please explain how to choose between B and E. I chose E.Nowhere can it be inferred that foreign vessels are the ones that are doing illegal fishing-hence E looks to be the right answer
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New post 13 Sep 2017, 05:04
I think its not E because it talks about foreign country. But my point is when its illegal why cant the vessels fish with out registration already?
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New post 14 Sep 2017, 10:49
The answer is B. Let me tell you why.

Premise 1: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing occurs in many countries, jeopardizing the sustainability of marine resources and threatening the economic, social, and political stability of coastal states and communities.
Premise 2: Such illegal activity is notoriously difficult to curb, and years can pass with little progress made.
Conclusion: However, in a visionary move that should rapidly reduce IUU fishing in the country’s waters, Togolese authorities have suspended the registration of fishing vessels and the issuance of fishing licenses to foreign vessels.

Understanding: IUU SHOULD decrease because of suspension of registration. But, how will this help? If these ships/vessels had to register regularly.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the prediction made above?

A. In Togo, IUU fishing occurs less frequently now than it did in the 1970s and 1980s. - Incorrect. Time periods are not mentioned. Also, focus is not on less frequent or more frequent but rather on how suspension of registration affects IUU.
B. Vessel registration expires annually in Togo. Correct. Bingo.
C. Illegal fishing continues unchecked in some West African countries. [color=#ff0000][color=#00ff00]Incorrect. Does not support. Does not affect the author's opinion in any fashion. [/color][/color]
D. IUU fishing is also known to be detrimental to the food security of affected countries. - Incorrect. Food security is not at issue.
Only how suspension of registration of vessels affects IUU.

E. Several vessels flying the Togolese flag are suspected of illegal fishing in the waters of other countries. Incorrect. Our focus is not on other countries but on what the togolese are doing for their country.

Hope this helped.

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New post 31 Jan 2018, 23:55
pushpitkc wrote:
In order to curb illegal fishing,
the Togolese authorities have done the following things:
1. suspended the registration of fishing vessels
2. suspended issuing of fishing licences to foreign vessels.

Vessel registration expires annually in Togo(Option B) does strengthen the argument.
The suspension of the registration of the fishing vessels which most probably
won't expire for another year and not issuing new fishing licences will stop
illegal fishing immediately.

Also, Option A is irrelevant because the argument is talking about the current situation,
and reduction in frequency of fishing(from 1970/1980's to today) is not going to stop the illegal fishing(happening today)

Hope this helps!


Hi, how did u reject E, before reading option E, I had B as preferred answer, but E makes more sense. As the sentence says that suspension of issuance of fishing licenses to foreign vessels will reduce IUU. So, one of the major assumptions will be that through foreign vehicles the illegal activity happens. E stresses on this part- Several vessels flying the Togolese flag are suspected of illegal fishing in the waters of other countries.
This means the foreign vehicles are indeed suspected for illegal fishing and thus curbing licenses to the foreign vehicles will reduce IUU. Please help me to understand where I am getting wrong.
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Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing occurs in many countries, jeopardizing the sustainability of marine resources and threatening the economic, social, and political stability of coastal states and communities. Such illegal activity is notoriously difficult to curb, and years can pass with little progress made. However, in a visionary move that should rapidly reduce IUU fishing in the country’s waters, Togolese authorities have suspended the registration of fishing vessels and the issuance of fishing licenses to foreign vessels.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the prediction made above?

A. In Togo, IUU fishing occurs less frequently now than it did in the 1970s and 1980s.
B. Vessel registration expires annually in Togo.
C. Illegal fishing continues unchecked in some West African countries.
D. IUU fishing is also known to be detrimental to the food security of affected countries.
E. Several vessels flying the Togolese flag are suspected of illegal fishing in the waters of other countries.



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The prediction put forth in this passage is that the Togolese authorities have bucked the historic trend and have found a way to quickly control IUU fishing. The conclusion is that if the Togolese authorities stop registering vessels and issuing fishing licenses to foreign vessels, IUU fishing will decrease significantly in a short amount of time.

However, it is important to recognize that this action will only stop new registrations and licenses, and will do nothing about existing registrations and licenses. Imagine, for example, that registrations and licenses expire only every 10 years – all the boats and fishermen currently active will remain unchecked for up to 10 years. In such a scenario, while the action taken will reduce IUU fishing in the long term, we have no assurance of any short-term reduction (i.e., the reduction will not be “rapid”). In order to “rapidly reduce” the problem, existing registrations and/or licenses must be up for renewal within a short period of time.

While it may be tempting to select answer choice D, the fact that IUU fishing is also known to be detrimental to the food security of affected countries does not strengthen the argument that rapid change will come from suspending issuance of registrations and licenses. Rather, it merely strengthens the assertion that IUU fishing is a serious problem.
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