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Jakarta Post

Cape Town agreement to fight IUU fishing, transnational organized crimes

  • Zaki Mubarok and Tini Martini


Jakarta   /   Tue, October 22, 2019   /  09:18 am
Cape Town agreement to fight IUU fishing, transnational organized crimes Nerves of steel: Fishing boats are seen through the reinforced steel bars of an under-construction dike at Kamal Muara, North Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Made Anthony Iswara)

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Spanish government are organizing the Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in Torremolinos, Spain, on Oct. 21 to 23. The event aims to promote the Cape Town Agreement, a key IMO treaty on the safety of fishing vessels. The entry into force of the agreement assists to deter the proliferation of IUU fishing, by establishing international safety standards for fishing vessels, mainly to enhance the standard of design, construction and equipment, including safety protections. The agreement updates and amends the Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels and the Torremolinos Protocol. The condition for the agreement to come into force is 12 months after the date on which no less than 22 states whose fishing vessels of at least 24 meters is n...

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