This project provides a central information point on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a serious global problem and one of the main impediments to the achievement of sustainable world fisheries. Worth between $10bn and $23.5bn per year, IUU fishing represents a major loss of revenue, particularly to some of the poorest countries in the world where dependency on fisheries for food, livelihoods and revenues is high.
IUU fishing respects neither national boundaries nor international attempts to manage high seas resources. It thrives where governance is weak and where countries fail to meet their international responsibilities. It puts unsustainable pressure on fish stocks, marine wildlife and habitats, subverts labour standards and distorts markets.
With the support of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, this project convenes events and publications through two major outputs:
Since 2006, the International Forum on IUU Fishing has brought together leading experts and policy makers working on issues related to illegal fishing to discuss the latest initiatives, regulations, and research in fisheries governance and trade in illegal fish products. Details about the next forum in 2014 will appear shortly.
As part of the IUU fishing project, www.illegal-fishing.info provides background information on the key issues in the illegal fishing debate, together with news stories, information on events, key documents and links to other relevant websites.
8th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
11-12 February 2013
6th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
13-14 January 2011
Achieving Ecological Sustainability through Increased Wealth Generation of a Reformed Common Fisheries Policy
25-26 February 2010
5th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
14-16 October 2009
Screening of 'The End of the Line'
14 October 2009
IUU Fishing: 4th Update and Stakeholder Consultation
31 March-1 April 2008
Combating Illegal Fishing in the EU: Interaction with WTO Rules
Heike Baumuller, January 2010
Keeping Illegal Fish and Timber off the Market: A Comparison of EU Regulations
Heike Baumuller, Duncan Brack and Katharina Umpfenbach, October 2009
Europe Controls Illegal Fishing: Caught with the Catch
The World Today
Heike Baumuller, October 2009
Recommended Best Practices for Regional Fisheries Management Organizations
Chatham House Report
Michael W Lodge, David Anderson, Terje Løbach, Gordon Munro, Keith Sainsbury, Anna Willock, August 2007
Recommended Best Practices for Regional Fisheries Management Organizations: Technical Study No. 1: Regional Fisheries Management Organizations: Progress in Adopting the Precautionary Approach and Ecosystem-Based Management
Marjorie L Mooney-Seus and Andrew A Rosenberg, October 2007
Recommended Best Practices for Regional Fisheries Management Organizations: Technical Study No. 3: The Relevance of Bioeconomic Modelling to RFMO Resources: A Survey of the Literature
Trond Bjørndal and Sarah Martin, October 2007
Best Practices for High Seas Fisheries Management: Lessons Learned
Marjorie L Mooney-Seus and Andrew A Rosenberg, May 2007
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations through Trade and Market Measures
Richard Tarasofsky, May 2007
Managing International Fisheries: Improving Fisheries Governance by Strengthening Regional Fisheries Management Organizations
Michael Lodge, March 2007
For more information please contact Estelle Rouhaud.