ABSTRACT

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Strategic Outlook   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is a pervasive security threat to U.S. national interests. By undermining international agreements and fisheries conservation measures, IUU fishing jeopardizes global food security, with pronounced destabilizing effects on vulnerable coastal States. IUU fishing robs legal fishers of their livelihoods, endangering the economic security of all nations with a maritime boundary. Industrial scale fishing vessels deployed by irresponsible and aggressive flag States can increase geo‐political tensions, undermining the rights of nations to exercise their sovereignty and benefit from their economic resources. A lack of accountability by these flag States to enforce responsible maritime behavior on their fleets further enables illegal fishing actors to violate international rules-based order and opens the door to transnational criminal organizations to use profits from IUU fishing to monetize a suite of other illegal activities."

Publisher:
Date:
2020-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Coast Guard: https://www.uscg.mil/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations