Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing at National and Regional Level
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a serious threat to fisheries and fisheries dependent communities, the ocean ecosystem, and societies. While considerable progress has been made by governments over the last decade in implementing internationally recognised best policies and practices against IUU fishing, stronger sanctions, comprehensive control along the value chain, and more co-operation among fisheries stakeholders are the top priorities for continued improvement.
Governments and stakeholders will find targeted recommendations specific to the situation of each country and Regional fisheries management organisations (RFMO) in:
This checklist provides recommendations that respond to the most commonly identified gaps in combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.