European NGO report outlines minimum actions regional bodies must take to fight IUU

Date: June 5, 2019

Source: Undercurrent News

To mark June 5 — the annual international day against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) — a collective of environmental NGOs known as the EU IUU coalition (the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, the Nature Conservancy, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF) have launched a new report on global IUU fishing.

The report, which can be seen in full here, outlines the minimum transparency and anti-IUU fishing measures considered by the coalition vital for the world’s regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) — the international bodies which manage fishery activities at many of the world’s largest fish stocks — to implement.

The coalition has particularly focused on the EU, noting its membership of 16 RFMOs worldwide, which gives it unprecedented global influence.

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