IUU Fishing: A Serious Threat to Bangladesh's Marine Catch
Author : Afifat Khanam Ritika
20 Sep 2022

Presently Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing incidents constitute a significant threat for countries bordering the Bay of Bengal. The frequent IUU arresting cases by India and Sri Lanka in the Palk Strait, India and Pakistan in the Kutch Strait, and India and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal are evidence of that incident. However, within the littorals of the Bay of Bengal, no country is better able to address IUU fishing than Bangladesh. The level of intrusion into neighbouring countries by Bangladeshi fishing vessels is relatively low compared to other Asian countries. The IUU Fishing Index measures countries' exposure to and effectively combating IUU fishing.