UN agencies urge stronger efforts to stop illegal fishing

In this May 21, 2019, photo, staff monitor fishing vessels in real time at a state-of-the-art surveillance center in Bangkok, one of seven in the Asia-Pacific region. The centers help to enforce the Port State Measures Agreement, which aims to help curb illegal, unreported and unregulated, or IUU, fishing. UN officials are urging more governments to join the agreement to help combat IUU fishing, which costs world fisheries more than $20 billion a year.

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