What is IUU fishing?

8 Jun 2022

[Source: Maritimafrica] IUU fishing, for “ Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated “ is a term used for over fifteen years, by international organisms, national governments, media, Non-Governmental Organizations, etc. This term was used for the first time in 1997 at the 16th meeting of CCAMLR (Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), which is a Commission Established under the Convention adopted for fishery resources management in Antarctica.

The International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU), which was adopted by the FAO in 2001 gives us in paragraph 3 was descriptive and Lengthy definition of IUU fishing where each term of this phrase is defined.

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