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In the context of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its overall objective of sustainable fisheries, the issue of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in world fisheries is of serious and increasing concern. This chapter mainly deals with implementation of measures to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing. IUU fishing undermines efforts to conserve and manage fish stocks in all capture fisheries. The chapter discusses nature and scope of IUU fishing and the International Plan of Action (IPOA). The objective of the IPOA is to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing by providing all States with comprehensive, effective and transparent measures by which to act, including through appropriate regional fisheries management organizations established in accordance with international law.

Keywords: Code of Conduct forResponsible Fisheries; illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing; international law; International Plan of Action (IPOA)



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