Fish Piracy

Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

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This book gathers the proceedings of an OECD Workshop that took place in April 2004 in Paris, on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing -- a worldwide problem which is increasing in scale. The aim of the workshop was to better understand the social and economic factors that drive IUU fishing in order to identify more effective methods to combat this evil and propose new ways to deal with it.




The issue of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing has moved to the forefront of the international fisheries policy agenda in recent years. Governments around the world have recognised the negative effects of IUU fishing activities on resource sustainability, biodiversity and economic and social sustainability. This situation led the OECD Fisheries Committee to address this problem in its 2003-05 work programme, focusing on the environmental, economic and social issues surrounding IUU fishing, both in terms of the incentives for engaging in IUU operations as well as their environmental, economic and social impacts. The Workshop hosted by the OECD on 19-20 April 2004 was a step forward in bringing together information, analysis and debate on this topic, and proposing new approaches to combating it. Around 120 experts from OECD and non-OECD countries, regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), international governmental ...


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