IUU fishing still a major threat, despite new tools in fight

Date: March 23, 2017

Source: SeafoodSource.com
Author: Jason Holland

Despite the sheer scale of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing – an annual global worth of up to USD 20 billion (EUR 18.5 billion) and involving as much as 25 million metric tons (MT) of wild-caught seafood products – simply finding any vessels serially involved in IUU activities, let alone prosecuting them is akin to looking for a needle in a haystack, delegates heard at 10th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in London.

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