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Welcome to Illegal-Fishing.info
The purpose of this site is to provide background information on the key issues in the debate around illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, together with news stories, information on events, key documents and links to other relevant websites.
IUU fishing is a serious global problem, one of the main impediments to the achievement of sustainable world fisheries. Worth between $10bn and $23.5bn per year, IUU fishing represents a major loss of revenue, particularly to some of the poorest countries in the world where dependency on fisheries for food, livelihoods and revenues is high.
IUU fishing respects neither national boundaries nor international attempts to manage high seas resources. It thrives where governance is weak and where countries fail to meet their international responsibilities. It puts unsustainable pressure on fish stocks, marine wildlife and habitats, subverts labour standards and distorts markets.
This site is maintained by the Energy, Environment and Resources department of Chatham House in London, with funding from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
This report by EJF exposes the continued role of the European Union and East Asian countries in faci ...
FishWise first summarized her research and learnings on seafood traceability in a white paper releas ...
FishWise has summarized its research and learnings on seafood traceability in this document, for the ...
The 8th International Forum on IUU Fishing was held at Chatham House, London, on 11-12 February 2013 ...
Puntland regional President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole on Saturday (April 6th) received a delegation
Illegal fishing for prawns and tuna in Mozambican waters resulted in losses of 67 million US dollars
A briefing released by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) details evidence of vessels docume