June 5 is the first International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU).

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Some USD 23-billion worth of seafood is stolen from the sea each year, which amounts to one in every five fish sold (FAO, 2018). It poses a threat to the health of our oceans and the livelihoods and food security of those who depend on them. Read the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) notes on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing at www.fao.org/iuu-fishing/fight-iuu-fishing/en/

 IUU fishing is covered in the Agri Handbook chapter "Fisheries and the ocean economy" which can be found at www.agribook.co.za/index.php/book/issues/fisheries-and-the-ocean-economy