Business Standard

World Economic Forum 2022: How data, tech can help combat illegal fishing

The seafood industry has positioned itself as stewards to combat IUU fishing, but they are ill-equipped to fully monitor their supply chains

The world can live without Davos: Society needs to listen to new voices

BS Web Team
The challenge of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

It is estimated that illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing represents up to 20% of global seafood catch. IUU fishing has been linked to organized crime and human rights violations, such as human trafficking and slavery. Therefore, IUU fishing is a problem at the nexus of national, economic and food security, ocean health, and human rights.

Fisheries play an important role for food and economic security in many places, particularly in developing countries. Simultaneously, these nations are the most vulnerable to the impacts of IUU fishing, often a result of limited resources allocated

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: May 21 2022 | 8:58 AM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to