Fish are an important commodity for the achievement of food security. However, efforts by the international community to ensure the sustainability of fisheries are compromised by illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities.
To address this issue, the UN General Assembly declared 5 June as the “International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.”
Target 14.4 of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 (life below water) specifically urges the international community to, “by 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics.”
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date: 5 June 2022