Unsustainable fishing puts security and stability of Member States and trade partners at risk

Date: June 25, 2020

Source: EUbusiness

Illegal fishing practices are undermining cross-border security by making resources that are already limited due to the climate and nature crises even more scarce, a new report from WWF reveals.

As the EU plans its recovery from Covid-19, a global health crisis that has called attention to key shortcomings in the global fisheries industry, it is critical to consider how the EU must tackle the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities that put the recovery and resilience of many of the world’s important fish stocks at risk, threaten the food security of coastal communities and cloud the sustainability of the European seafood market. Globally, one in six fish on our plates is estimated to come from illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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