Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing – Oceana Europe

Oceana and Inmarsat join forces to tighten the net on illegal fishing

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, supported by Oceana, the largest organisation solely dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s ocean, have taken further steps to tackle illegal fishing.  Oceana flagged 13 vessels that were identified by multiple Regional Fisheries Management Organisations as having engaged in illegal fishing.  Inmarsat, which has worked … Read more

Oceana welcomes ICCAT’s decision to prohibit companies from supporting illegal fishing

Member countries of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have agreed to investigate and act against businesses that support illegal fishing Oceana commends the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) for adopting a new rule that will prevent companies from providing services − including insurance, satellite communications or … Read more

The EU must do more to block illegal seafood products from the EU market

European Court of Auditors determines that there are effective EU rules in place to prevent illegal fishing and to stop illegally-caught seafood from ending up on European dinner plates. However, the rules are undermined by a lack of effort from Member States, including a failure to impose deterrent sanctions. Because of the uneven implementation by … Read more

Refinitiv: Helping To Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which represents as much as 20% of the global catch annually[1], poses a serious risk to sustainable fisheries and marine ecosystems. As nearly half of the world’s population relies on fish for some of their food requirements, IUU fishing also threatens food security and can drive regional instability. Current … Read more