‘Unregulated fishing threatening livelihoods’

March 23, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:45 am IST - KOCHI:

A workshop on good practices in seafood traceability in Asia to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing cautioned that illegal fish products were threatening the livelihood, food security and long-term growth of seafood industry in Asia.

Quoting a recent Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report, the experts pointed out that the IUU fishing could account for up to 26 million tonnes a year. It also amounted to more than 15 per cent of the world’s total annual capture fisheries output, according to the report.

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