illegal fishing


 

Kindly note that this presentation of LEO has now been integrated with the InforMEA Portal.

 

Definition: 

'Unreported fishing' means fishing activities: (a) which have not been reported, or have been misreported, to the relevant national authority, in contravention of national laws and regulations; or (b) which have been undertaken in the area of competence of a relevant regional fisheries management organisation and have not been reported, or have been misreported, in contravention of the reporting procedures of that organisation. (Source: EU)

  • 'Illegal fishing' means fishing activities: (a) conducted by national or foreign fishing vessels in maritime waters under the jurisdiction of a State, without the permission of that State, or in contravention of its laws and regulations; (b) conducted by fishing vessels flying the flag of States that are contracting parties to a relevant regional fisheries management organisation, but which operate in contravention of the conservation and management measures adopted by that organisation and by which those States are bound, or of relevant provisions of the applicable international law; or (c) conducted by fishing vessels in violation of national laws or international obligations, including those undertaken by cooperating States to a relevant regional fisheries management organisation. (Source: EU)
  • 'Unregulated fishing' means fishing activities: (a) conducted in the area of application of a relevant regional fisheries management organisation by fishing vessels without nationality, by fishing vessels flying the flag of a State not party to that organisation or by any other fishing entity, in a manner that is not consistent with or contravenes the conservation and management measures of that organisation; or(b) conducted in areas or for fish stocks in relation to which there are no applicable conservation or management measures by fishing vessels in a manner that is not consistent with State responsibilities for the conservation of living marine resources under international law. (Source: EU)

Other relations

  • illegal fishing (CMS)
Broader
fishery
Synonyms
  • illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing
  • IUU

Content tagged with illegal fishing

See all documents containing the keywords "illegal fishing"