| FNI PROJECTS
Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing:
Implementing Mechanisms for Jurisdiction, Control and
The problem of illegal, unregulated and
unreported (IUU) fishing has over the past decade become one of the most
complex and problematic issues of ocean governance. Fish species little known
just a decade ago, such as the Patagonian toothfish, now easily find ways to
markets world-wide. Considerable proportion of that catch originates in IUU
fishing. In response, recent years have seen dynamic regulatory developments.
Several regional fisheries bodies adopted new, progressive measures to combat
IUU fishing. At the global level, regulation can be followed through the 1993
FAO Compliance Agreement, the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and the 2001 FAO
International Plan of Action against IUU Fishing. Various regulation and
measures have been adopted at national levels as well. Despite all this, IUU
fishing is still on the rise. This is especially the case with lucrative IUU
fishing for valuable fish stocks, conducted with a view to international trade.
Why is there a discrepancy between the purpose of the current regulation and
the problem at hand? What else can be done to combat IUU fishing more
successfully? The current project examines possible answers to those questions,
by exploring new trends in development and implementation of measures to combat
Project leader: Davor Vidas
'Current and Future Challenges Facing
CCAMLR: The Problem of IUU Fishing'. CCAMLR Symposium 5-8 April 2005,
Valdivia, Chile: Symposium presentations and papers, Volume 2. Hobart
(Australia), Australian Government, Australian Antarctic Division, 2005, 7
Vidas, Davor, 'IUU Fishing or IUU
Operations? Some Observations on Diagnosis and Current Treatment'. In
Caron, D.D. and H.N. Scheiber (eds), Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters.
Publications on Ocean Development, Vol 47. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2004,
Stokke, Olav Schram and Davor Vidas,
'Regulating IUU Fishing or Combating
IUU Operations?'. In Fish Piracy: Combating Illegal, Unreported and
Unregulated Fishing. Paris, OECD, 2004, pp. 19-47.
'Global Trends in Use of the Seas and the Legitimacy of Croatia's Extension of
Jurisdiction in the Adriatic Sea', Croatian International Relations Review,
Dossier, Vol. 9, No. 32, 2003, pp. 4-10.
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