Briefing Note – Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Strategy
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing exacerbates poverty, threatens livelihoods, and fosters food insecurity. IUU fishing activities pose a significant national security threat by enabling other illicit activities such as money laundering, drug smuggling, illegal arms dealing, and other transnational organized crimes. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) identified IUU fishing as the leading global maritime security threat due to the expected deterioration of government authority within fragile coastal States and increased tension between fishing nations. Without U.S. and international efforts to stop illegal fishing, the tension among fishing nations could threaten geopolitical stability worldwide.
Briefing Note – Illegal, Un… by The American Security Project