Title

Development Solutions to Address Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing in Latin America and the Caribbean

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

IUU fishing, Latin America, Caribbean, licit fishers, food insecurity, human trafficking, forced labor, drug smuggling, weapons smuggling, small-scale fishing communities

Description

“The rise of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Latin America and the Caribbean is a major concern with effects extending far beyond the fishing industry. IUU fishing itself has detrimental effects on the livelihoods of licit fishers, coastline ecosystems, and fish stocks. Beyond this, the industry also has ties to food insecurity, human trafficking, forced labor, and drug and weapons smuggling. IUU fishing is a hindrance both to small-scale fishing communities, which are a keystone sector of many regional economies (some 2.3 million people work in fisheries in the region), and regional governments themselves, which have been caught largely flat-footed in their response to the illegal fleets looming on their coastlines."

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Development Solutions to Address Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing in Latin America and the Caribbean

“The rise of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Latin America and the Caribbean is a major concern with effects extending far beyond the fishing industry. IUU fishing itself has detrimental effects on the livelihoods of licit fishers, coastline ecosystems, and fish stocks. Beyond this, the industry also has ties to food insecurity, human trafficking, forced labor, and drug and weapons smuggling. IUU fishing is a hindrance both to small-scale fishing communities, which are a keystone sector of many regional economies (some 2.3 million people work in fisheries in the region), and regional governments themselves, which have been caught largely flat-footed in their response to the illegal fleets looming on their coastlines."