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Aspects of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in the Southern Ocean

Series: Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries Volume: 5

By: Rachel Jane Baird

260 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2006 | #160636 | ISBN: 140205338X
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Overfishing threatens the viability of high seas living resources. Furthermore, controls to prevent overfishing are inadequate. Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is a product of overfishing and affects all marine fisheries. Southern Ocean fisheries have been particularly targeted by IUU fishing. The efforts of the CCAMLR Commission and the Australian government to adopt complementary measures to deter IUU fishing in the Southern Ocean form the basis of this study, although the examination is conducted following a comprehensive review of the legal and other factors contributing to the development of IUU fishing as well as the applicable international law.

The author concludes that in the absence of flag State control, alternative measures and strategies have proved to be effective in influencing the behaviour of IUU fishing vessels. By improving coastal State surveillance, enhancing regional cooperation, imposing port and market State controls, establishing IUU vessel databases and vigorously prosecuting offenders, RFMOs and coastal States can jointly increase the risk of conducting IUU fishing activities. At the same time financial returns can be diminished so that engaging in IUU fishing becomes economically unattractive. It is concluded that the application of a combination of these measures is required in order to achieve a degree of success in deterring IUU operators.


Part 1 - The problem of IUU fishing. 1 - The impact of IUU fishing on marine fisheries.- Part 2 - Factors contributing to the development and persistence of IUU fishing. 2 - Legal factors contributing to the development of IUU fishing. 3 - Economic and political factors influencing the development and practice of high seas fisheries and the emergence of IUU fishing.- Part 3 - International measures. 4 - International law applicable to IUU fishing.- Part 4 - Regional measures: CCAMLR. 5 - CCAMLR management in the Southern Ocean. 6 - The CCAMLR response to IUU fishing.- Part 5 - National measures: Australia. 7 - The management of commonwealth fisheries. 8 - Australia's response to IUU fishing.- Part 6 - Conclusion. 9 - Measures to deter IUU fishing in the Southern Ocean in the absence of flag state control. Treaties, agreements and declarations. Legislation. List of cases. Bibliography. Index.

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