WWF: IUU costing Indian Ocean millions

Indian Ocean tuna

New research on IUU fishing of shrimp and tuna uncovers massive economic losses to Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania

The southwest Indian Ocean is missing out on much as US$142.8 million in income due to the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing of shrimp and tuna, according to a new WWF report.

Examining the economic losses to Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania, the report: “The missing millions from shrimp and tuna fisheries in the South West Indian Ocean” determines that between 2016 and 2021, around 36% of all fishing effort was potentially IUU fishing.

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