ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Impact on Developing Countries

The European Union Regulation on IUU Fishing

The European Union Council Regulation on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing states that, exports of fish and fishery products from those countries which do not comply with its articles would be rejected by the EU from 1 January 2010 onwards. Since the EU is the major seafood market for developing countries, this regulation is of great significance to trade in fish and fishery products. The definitions of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, on which the entire EU regulation is built upon, is loaded against the special circumstances prevailing in the fisheries sector of the developing countries.

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