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Closing the net on IUU fishing

Sustainable fishing starts with us










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    Observance of the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (Draft Resolution) 2017
    The 32nd Session of the Committee on Fisheries endorsed the proposal for the Declaration of the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, taking into account the entry into force, on 5 June 2016, of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing adopted by FAO in 2009. The entry into force of this agreement marks an historical event, in that it is the first international legally-binding instrument specifically devoted to the fight against IUU fishing. Furthermore, the FAO is the custodian organization for many SDG indicators and is directly contributing to SDG 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development). As this indicator vows, among others, to end IUU fishing, the FAO is expected to promote knowledge and raise awareness at all levels, including civil society and general public, on the threats posed by illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing to the conservation and sustainable use of fisheries.
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    International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, Rome, 5-9 December 2016 2016
    The 32nd Session of the Committee on Fisheries endorsed the proposal for the Declaration of the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, taking into account the entry into force, on 5 June 2016, of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, adopted by FAO in 2009. As the entry into force of this agreement marks an historical event, in that it is the first international legally-binding instrument specifically devoted to the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, the Committee recognized the importance of a specific initiative within the framework of FAO to raise awareness at all levels, including civil society and general public, on the threats posed by this phenomenon to the conservation and sustainable use of fisheries resources.
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    Sustainable fishing starts with us
    2021
    On 5 December 2017 the United Nations General Assembly, in its annual resolution on sustainable fisheries, proclaimed 5 June as the International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing. The date marks a historical event, namely the day when the Agreement on Port State Measures entered into force as the first international treaty devoted to combat IUU fishing. This international day is an important opportunity to highlight efforts taking place globally, regionally, and nationally to combat IUU fishing as one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of fisheries. We all have a role to play! This publication is intended to assist those wishing to join in and commemorate this day, with suggestions on how to give visibility to efforts to combat IUU fishing.

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