EU, US Team Up To Fight Illegal Fishing Worldwide

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT) -- The European Union and the United States — two of the world's top three seafood importers — on Wednesday pledged to work together to crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing, which can threaten marine biodiversity and financially devastate those who fish by the rules.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Jane Lubchenco and the EU's Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki signed a historic agreement promising bilateral cooperation to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated, or IUU, fishing. The term applies to fishing that...
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