Welcome to IUUWatch, home of the EU IUU Fishing Coalition.


The EU IUU Fishing Coalition — The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF — are working together to promote EU leadership in improving global fisheries transparency and governance to end illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


Committed to offering a broad spectrum of opinions and views from a variety of stakeholders on the issue of illegal fishing, how to stop it and secure the harmonised and effective implementation of the EU Regulation to end illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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12 May
2022

Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) have an important role to play in increasing transparency and combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing globally, as they work to effectively manage and conserve species under their jurisdiction, especially high-value fish stocks in remote areas. This is why the EU IUU Fishing Coalition strives to promote better transparency […]

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11 May
2022

As the 15-Point Action Plan on Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters is currently being reviewed, the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), Europêche, The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF are calling on the European Commission to ensure that EU trade and fisheries policies are properly aligned, including in […]

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5 May
2022

The EU has addressed loopholes that previously allowed its fishing vessels to rapidly and frequently change flags to evade fisheries laws, a new assessment by the EU IUU Fishing Coalition has found. The work evaluates the effectiveness of the Sustainable Management of External Fishing Fleets (SMEFF) Regulation − an EU law adopted in 2018 for the control […]

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