How Do Local Fishers Promote Illegal Fishing in Our Country?
Author : Afifat Khanam Ritika, Research Officer, BIMRAD
25 Oct 2022

Commonly, when we discuss illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, we only consider foreign fishing vessels. We do not keep in mind that local fishing techniques also accelerate IUU activities. Generally, fishing without a license, fishing in a protected area, using prohibited gear, exceeding a quota, or fishing for prohibited species are all examples of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. IUU fishing also refers to any fishing that violates fisheries laws or takes place outside those laws and regulations. So, in that sense, local or foreign anyone can promote IUU fishing.