Fisheries

(asked on 18th August 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is providing to countries affected by illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.


Answered by
Victoria Prentis Portrait
Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
This question was answered on 10th September 2021

The UK is committed to tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing globally. IUU fishing continues to be one of the most serious threats to ocean ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and the exploitation of protected and vulnerable marine species.

The UK has launched a £500 million Blue Planet Fund that will support developing countries to protect the marine environment and reduce poverty. The Fund is managed by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Financed from the UK Official Development Assistance Budget, the Fund will help eligible countries reduce poverty, protect and sustainably manage their marine resources and address human-generated threats across four key themes: sustainable seafood, biodiversity, climate change, and marine pollution. Tackling IUU fishing has been identified as one of the priority outcomes of the Blue Planet Fund.

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Recent Documents related to Fisheries

1. Explanatory memorandum: Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
08/02/2019 - Treaty
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Found: Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated FishingCommand

2. Explanatory memorandum: Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas
08/02/2019 - Treaty
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4. Sea Fishing (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018
25/05/2018 - Secondary Legislation

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5. How to export wild caught marine fishery products to the EU from 01 January 2021
15/10/2020 - Marine Management Organisation
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