How Much Do You Know About Illegal Fishing?

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How Much Do You Know About Illegal Fishing?
An officer in an orange vest and military hat climbs down from a fishing vessel onto a dinghy. Two other officers are on the smaller boat. One reaches to help the first officer get onto the boat, and the other sits at the wheel.
U.S. Coast Guard and Sierra Leone Police officers coordinate on a law enforcement boarding of a fishing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership.
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Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing significantly harms not only fish populations and ocean health but also the people who rely on healthy fisheries for food and livelihoods. To draw attention to these threats, the United Nations in 2017 declared June 5 International Day for the Fight Against IUU Fishing.

To mark the occasion this year, The Pew Charitable Trusts is testing your knowledge of IUU fishing and its effect on the global seafood supply chain and the well-being of millions of people around the world.

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Fishing Company, Vessel Ownership Needs More Transparency

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The commercial fishing industry brings in $141 billion a year, but tracing where and with whom the profits end up is nearly impossible because of opaque corporate structures employed by many large-scale fishing companies.

A fish stall offers 9 pink plates filled with a colorful variety of whole, uncooked fish for sale, with workers in jackets, one in pink and one in orange, sitting behind the counter.
A fish stall offers 9 pink plates filled with a colorful variety of whole, uncooked fish for sale, with workers in jackets, one in pink and one in orange, sitting behind the counter.
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6 Facts You May Not Know About Illegal Fishing

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Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing significantly harms not only fish populations and ocean health but also people—so much so that in 2017, the United Nations declared June 5 the International Day for the Fight Against IUU Fishing.

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Over 100,000 Fishing-Related Deaths Occur Each Year

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Fishing has long been known as one of the world’s most dangerous professions, but a new study by the FISH Safety Foundation, commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts, suggests that the problem far exceeds previous estimates.

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