20 Percent of Seafood Worldwide Illegally Caught

Posted Thu, Jun 20, 2013 by Amelia Vorpahl to illegal fishing, IUU, iuu fishing, pirate fishing, unregulated fishing, unreported

Last week, a U.S. federal court struck a blow against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing operations when it ordered three men to pay $22.5 million in restitution for smuggling sea bass and rock lobster from South Africa, which is the largest monetary penalty ever given for this type of illegal activity.

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