Promoting Sustainable Fisheries

The International Legal and Policy Framework to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing


Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, or IUU fishing, is considered one of the most significant threats to the sustainability of fisheries resources. Since the adoption of the International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU), States and regional fisheries management organisations have made sustained efforts to address the problem. This book analyses the concept of IUU fishing and the international instruments which provide the legal and policy framework to combat IUU fishing. The book also examines the range of measures adopted by States and regional organisations to address IUU fishing. These measures include flag State, coastal State, port State, and market State measures.

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Mary Ann Palma, PhD (2006), University of Wollongong, a Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia. She has undertaken a number of researches and written publications on IUU fishing, including co-author to Fairer Fishing: Development Impact of the EU IUU Regulation (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2008).

Martin Tsamenyi, PhD (1983), Australian National University, is Director of ANCORS, University of Wollongong. Professor Tsamenyi has published extensively on law of the sea and international fisheries law, most recently as co-author to Fairer Fishing: Development Impact of the EU IUU Regulation (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2008).

William Edeson is Professorial Fellow at ANCORS, University of Wollongong, and Professorial Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales. He is author of numerous publications on the law of the sea, including Legislating for Sustainable Fisheries: (The World Bank, 2001) (with David Freestone and Elly Gudmundsdottir).
Academic institutions and libraries, regional fisheries organisations, national fisheries authorities, non-governmental marine conservation organisations, fishing companies, and all those interested in international fisheries law and sustainable development in fisheries.