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Illegal Fishing Vessel

Picture by: Kieran Kelleher Picture taken on: September 6th, 2011

Tags: International IUU vessel

Ship used for illegal fishing. In general terms, IUU fishing refers to fishing activities that are illegal. This means that the fishing activities violate applicable national or international laws or rules; unreported, meaning that the activities have not been reported in areas where such reporting is required; or unregulated, meaning that the fishing activities are inconsistent with relevant international laws or rules, but either the activities are not regulated, or the involved fishing vessels are not able to be regulated because they are flying the flag of a State that is not party to the relevant regional fishery management organization or they are flying no flag at all.

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