World's first illegal fishing treaty now in force

Last Modified: Tue Jun 07 2016 08:19:17 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • $23 billion
    a year - global revenue from illegal and unregulated fishing.
  • 05 Jun 2016
    Date when a groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional organization that have adhered to it. Signatories must stop or inspect suspicious vessels and prevent them from docking in ports.
  • 85%
    + species of fish are poached beyond sustainable limits
  • 20%
    or 1 in 5 fish is sold as something it is not. Illegal fishing means not only plundered stocks but duped consumers as well.