EIGHT REASONS YOU CARE ABOUT IUU FISHING – YOU JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET

On June 5th, the United Nations recognizes the first International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing. What is IUU fishing? It’s one of the biggest problems you might not know about. IUU fishing is any fishing that violates the law, is not reported to legal and scientific authorities, or occurs in parts of the ocean not subject to fisheries management or regulations.

The UN has called on the nations of the world to end IUU fishing by 2020. But just last week, a depressing survey ranked this issue a distant last in priorities of global policy makers.

That's why today highlights the importance and urgency of ending IUU fishing. So why should you care?

Read more at http://securefisheries.org/news/reasons-care-iuu-fishing