Article Category: IUU Fishing

IUU Fishing: An Ongoing Global Issue

IUU Fishing: An Ongoing Global Issue

For second-generation fisherman Dane Chauvel, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing goes against the very reason why he co-founded seafood delivery service Organic Ocean Seafood Inc. 14 years ago. Chauvel’s company in British Columbia was built on offering not only sustainably-harvested premium products to high-end restaurants and buyers, but also supporting responsible fishermen regionally and all over the world. IUU fishing undermines it. “Most people look at (IUU fishing) as being either a high seas or a developing nations issue,” Chauvel remarked. “And they think in the developed world … you wouldn’t have those issues. And sadly, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.”  For decades, IUU fishing has been an ongoing issue globally, affecting all regions along multiple ...