WWF-New Zealand: IUU Parliamentary Submission

Posted on
01 October 2021

Inquiry into Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing in the Pacific Islands

In WWF’s view, the definition of IUU fishing may be distilled into the following brief description:
● Illegal – Fishing without a license/permit or in violation of the laws of the jurisdiction an entity is operating within.
● Unreported – Failing to report or misreporting any information required to be submitted under the laws of the jurisdiction an entity is operating within.
● Unregulated – Fishing for fish or in areas that do not have existing laws in place and in a way inconsistent with international obligations or in a high seas area without an authorised flag.

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