6-8 May 2025 | Barcelona, Spain

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Using Market State Access to Combat IUU Fishing

Apr 25 2024

12:00 - 13:00

CC 5.1

Seafood is one of the most highly traded food commodities in the world so it is no surprise that more countries are developing import control rules to identify and block the products of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Many major market state have different requirements and navigating that policy landscape is becoming more challenging for seafood industry stakeholders to ensure their compliance internationally. This panel is an opportunity to examine these different systems to get a better idea of the best practices that can aid market states in the development of import control schemes. In this session, panelists will take a deep dive into the European Union’s IUU regulation, the U.S Seafood Import Monitoring Program, and other countries’ developing their own import control rules. The goal is to highlight the underpinning philosophies and driving factors that have shaped these programs and understand why they are so different. The panel will discuss the benefits of traceability and transparency for business owners, the successes and shortcomings of these programs, discuss lessons learned, and offer suggestions for future policy efforts.



- Director Illegal Fishing and Transparency Campaign

Global Labor Justice- International Labor Rights Forum

- Senior Seafood Campaign Coorindator


- Tuna Group Director

Forum Silaturahmi Pelaut Indonesia (FOSPI), Indonesian Seafarers Gathering Forum

- Fisher


- Executive Director

Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd.

- COO / Vice President

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