The seafood sector and governments must join forces to combat illegal fishing

Date: February 16, 2021

Source: World Economic Forum

Author: Jim Leape

  • Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is putting fish stocks, human rights and marine ecosystems in peril.
  • Defeating IUU fishing can only be achieved if industry and governments join forces to ensure IUU fishers cannot find buyers or land their catch.
  • Seafood sector leaders have set out a response to the IUU problem, with the key elements being traceability and robust controls at ports.

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