Trygg Mat Tracking, Global Fishing Watch project supports African countries tightening port controls

Date: November 12, 2021

Source: SeafoodSource

African countries battling illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) should embrace tighter port-control procedures to deny the illicit catch a market and cut off perpetrators from their profits, according to nonprofit Trygg Mat Tracking.

Trygg Mat Tracking Executive Director Duncan Copeland said port authorities should have capacity to β€œmake rapid risk assessments to inform the key decisions on whether to let a vessel into port, and where to target inspections.”

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