According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities are responsible for the loss of 11-26 million tons of fish each year, which is estimated to have an economic value of US$10-23 billion. It is estimated that 1 in every 5 fish caught, comes from illegal fishing. With numbers like that it is no surprise that these fish may end up on our plates and we unknowingly support these illegal practices. For International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, June 5th 2023, we delve into this topic with Dan Averill, Senior Fisheries Manager at the Marine Stewardship Council.
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