The need for greater transparency in fisheries & the role of Coalition for Fisheries Transparency in this shift internationally
Lack of transparency at sea is a pervasive worldwide challenge. Overfishing; illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; corruption and human rights abuses at sea deplete marine life, jeopardize livelihoods and food security of coastal communities and in some cases, threaten safety and security of crew members.
Transforming fisheries through the Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency
The Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency outlines 10 advocacy priorities, designed to be implemented by governments internationally. Based on existing best practices in fisheries transparency, these principles address the lack of transparency in vessel information, fishing activity, and fisheries governance and management to combat illegal fishing and prevent human rights abuses at sea.