External Threats : IUU

External Threats : IUU

While addressing the ‘endogenous’ development needs of the IOR in the realms of fisheries, it is also important to take into account ‘external’ threats to fisheries in the region.

The illegal, unregulated, unreported (IUU) fishing activities, especially by non-riparian nations or fishing entities in the Indian Ocean region, for example, have significant implications for the development of fisheries of the riparian nations, particularly the status of targeted and dependent stocks. The conditions of work of the crew on board these distant-water fishing vessels raise important labour and human rights issues.