Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)

FAO helps tighten the net around illegal fishing


Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing, also known as IUU, robs the world’s oceans of 26 million tonnes of seafood annually, bringing financial losses to a staggering US$ 23 billion a year. Illegal fishing severely affects the livelihoods of fishers and other fisher-sector stakeholders and exacerbates poverty and food insecurity. It undermines the accuracy of fisheries’ stock assessments and threatens the stability of coastal communities that rely on the legal trade.

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