The International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing is on 5 June each year. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities are responsible for the loss of 11–26 million tonnes of fish each year, which is estimated to have an economic value of US$10–23 billion. To curtail this impact, Target 4 of Goal 14 of the Sustainable Development Agenda in 2015 by the UN General Assembly, specifically urges the international community to “effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices” by 2020.
This Common Language Group bite-size meeting will provide a review of IUU fishing and its impacts at global, regional and national (UK) levels, and look at the development of UK national IUU measures and what the UK is doing to tackle fisheries crime and IUU fishing.
Jake KingsleySenior Policy Advisor IUU, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Jacob FlahertyMarine Management Organisation
Robert BlasiakSeaBOS Task Force
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