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Combatting the trade of illegally harvested fisheries products through trade and market-related measures

Mitchell, Lennan

One Ocean Hub, University of Strathclyde, UK

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  • Law of the Sea,
  • fisheries management,
  • Illegal fishing,
  • policy
Target Group
  • Policy makers,
  • Researchers
  • English
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This presentation suggests combining trade and market measures with robust port state enforcement and fisheries subsidy regulations from the World Trade Organization can effectively combat IUU fishing

This presentation draws attention to how trade and market-related measures complement existing regulatory approaches to combat the trade of illegal fish and fisheries products. Mitchell proposes a complementary approach of well-enforced port state measures, catch documentation scheme, and the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in conjunction with robust disciplines of fisheries subsidies from the World Trade Organization can help address IUU fishing.