08/28/2009 - The Pew Environment Group's Port State Performance research report on the Group's new website refers to five years of global port movement data on poaching vessels and evaluates port State performance in combating illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing.
From January 2004 to March 2009, 176 vessels were on IUU vessel lists maintained by four tuna and four high seas Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs). Port State Performance is investigating where each vessel went while on an IUU vessel list.
Port States with four or more reported vessel movements by IUU-listed vessels are profiled in the Country Profile section of the website. Each country profile includes information concerning RFMO memberships, ratification of international treaties, discussion of the country specific findings and correspondence with the port State. This section also includes a detailed list of all port visits by IUU-listed vessels.
Read the full article Pew Releases IUU Fishing Info on the Fish Information & Services' Web site.