Fighting against IUU fishing: impacts and challenges for ACP countries – Key ressources

  • A Reader prepared for the Lunch side event on “Fighting against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing”, organised by JPA Members, ACP Working Group on Fisheries and CTA in the context of the 16th ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) held in Port-Moresby (November) 2008. This Reader is a collection of resources on the theme of IUU Fishing. Most text in this has been directly taken from the original documents or websites of relevant organisations and is intended not to exhaustively cover the issue but to provide an overview along with information resources. A list of on line available resources and web link is provided at the end of the document. Consult the document
  • Why Fish Piracy Persists. The economics of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, OECD, 2005 (Executive Summary). This is the executive summary of a study conducted by the OECD’s Committee for Fisheries, with the objectives of:
    – Examine the environmental, social and economic effects of IUU fishing activities;
    – Explore the importance of high seas fisheries and the component of it which is IUU type fishing activity;
    – Identify and analyse the economic drivers behind IUU fishing;
    – Provide an inventory and analysis of possible actions that can be taken. Consult the document
  • Text of the Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008, of 29 September 2008, establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Consult the document
  • Martin Tsamenyi, Mary Ann Palma, Ben Milligan and Kwame Mfodwo, ‘Development impact of the Council Regulation establishing a European Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing on Commonwealth ACP member countries’, Final report prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat, 2008. Consult the document
  • Abdoulaye Diagne, A unilateral perspective on an international concern. A look at the EU’s IUU regulation, ICTSD, Trade Negotiations Insights, Volume 8, Number 1, February 2009, pp. 6-7. Consult the document

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