The Observance of International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing aims to raise awareness about illegal fishing. This issue currently threatens marine ecosystems, sustainable fisheries, and the livelihoods of those who rely on them. This international observance highlights the need for coordinated action and cooperation among countries, regional fisheries management organizations, and other stakeholders to effectively address the IUU fishing problem. It focuses on the importance of adhering to the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals, particularly the 14th goal which outlines the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas, and marine resources.
This observance was established in 2015 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and was first celebrated on June 5, 2018. It serves as an urgent reminder for the United Kingdom, which boasts a rich maritime heritage and a significant fishing industry, employing around 12,000 people directly and many more indirectly. IUU fishing poses a threat to UK's sustainable fish stocks and has negative socio-economic impacts on coastal communities, as well as undermining global efforts to combat overfishing and promote the responsible management of our marine resources.
Typically, events to mark the International Day for the Fight against IUU Fishing in the United Kingdom involve educational programs, awareness campaigns, seminars, and workshops focusing on the negative impacts of IUU fishing and the importance of global collaboration in tackling this issue. Conservation organizations, fisheries authorities, and industry stakeholders collaborate on these initiatives, aiming to inspire action and engagement from the public, policymakers, and the fishing industry alike. The International Day for the Fight against IUU Fishing is observed annually on June 5, aligning with the United Kingdom’s commitment to sustainable marine practices and the global battle against the illegal and destructive fishing methods.
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References and related siteswww.seafoodsource.com: Fight Against IUU Fishing www.un.org: UN International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing www.worldwildlife.org: World Wildlife U.S. Seafood Market www.cnbc.com: Imported Unregulated Fishing In America 2022