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FAO and Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU)  fishing is a major problem in capture fisheries and poses a serious threat to the effective conservation and management of many fish stocks. IUU fishing can at worst lead to the total collapse of a fishery or at least seriously impair the condition of fish stocks, including efforts to rebuild stocks that have been over fished [...]


New era beckons with implementation of illegal fishing treaty

11 July 2016, Rome - The Port State Measures Agreement "marks the dawn of a new era in the effort to combat illegal fishing"...

Cape Verde joins Port State Measures Agreement to combat unregulated fishing

23 June 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General offers country assistance with fisheries and in tackling zika-bearing mosquitos...

World's first illegal fishing treaty now in force

5 June 2016, Rome - FAO Agreement on Port State Measures binding international law as of today...

Palau latest country to join global pact to curb illicit fishing

1 December 2015, Paris - First Pacific nation become party to international agreement on port state measures...