Ending Illegal Fishing Project

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  • Safety Matters: How Stopping Illegal Fishing Can Save Lives

    Safety always matters, but in some activities—industrial fishing, for example—the consequences of unsafe practices can be swift and tragic. This is a particular concern for crews involved in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing because they are more likely than other fishers to work on vessels without basic safety equipment or protocols.  Read More

  • The Cape Town Agreement

    Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing threatens the sustainability of the world’s fisheries. But it is far more than just an environmental hazard. Illegal fishing is now widely associated with crimes such as piracy, human trafficking, and arms and narcotics smuggling. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),... Read More

  • Our Ocean

    This collection of Pew resources covers a range of ocean issues. Among the topics are efforts to end illegal fishing; to encourage creation of large, fully protected marine reserves around the world, including international waters; and to improve the international management of tuna species. Read More

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Kimberly Vosburgh