Joint global efforts to stop IUU fishing

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) president Susan Jackson considers the improvement of vessel registration schemes and the eradication of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) activities should be the top priority for all ocean conservation organizations.

ISSF president voiced this reflection in response to the recent Global Oceans Action Summit in The Hague, held by the Government of The Netherlands with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank.

“Monitoring the practices and the number of fishing vessels at sea in an effort to protect fish stocks and respect national and international regulation is not just a conservation issue – it’s an economic and food security concern as well,” Jackson remarked.

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