JA To Get Help Tackling Illegal, Unregulated Fishing

 

Jamaica will be coordinating and cooperating on joint actions with the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).

Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing is an issue that affects fisheries, aquaculture and food security.

News of the action of Jamaica in the ACP comes from Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green who led a Jamaican Delegation at the sixth meeting of ACP Ministers in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Samoa, last month. Mr Green solicited the support of the ACP Group to strengthen Jamaica’s stance on Climate Change and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).

“In relation to IUU, we believe that there must be a greater international drive to cut off the market for illegal products. As such, we urged, and the ACP has agreed to engage these market state partners to ensure effective controls and ensure full traceability and transparency”, Green said.

 

Franklin McKnight

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