IUU Fishing: What Oceana Does

DriftnetterOceana works against IUU fishing on three fronts:

  • Oceana on board. During our campaigns on board the Oceana Ranger, we locate and film illegal fishing activities and inform authorities so they can act. This is evidence of the lack of existing control measures.
  • Oceana reports. The information we collect during our campaigns allows us to draft reports about non-compliance to fishing legislation concerning bluefin tuna, the use of illegal gear such as drift nets, or about certain ship owners.
  • Oceana lobbies. Our video recordings and reports allow us to put pressure on politicians to improve our legislations on fishing and prove the lack of control in this sector. In addition, Oceana proposes improvements and alternatives to eradicate IUU fishing.