Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is considered as a major factor undermining sustainability of fisheries. It occurs in both small-scale and industrial fisheries, in marine and inland water fisheries, as well as in zones of national jurisdiction and on the high seas. Recognizing the seious economic, social and environmental problems caused by IUU fishing activities, the OECD's Committee for Fisheries, in the programme of work for 2002-2005 launched a study of which the detailed objectives were to:
The main focus of the publication follows in the Executive Summary .
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