Endeavoring to End Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Driftnet Fishing
OFAD (oceanfad.org) is Endeavoring to End Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Driftnet Fishing.
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Driftnet Fishing (IUU)
IUU drift net fishing is possibly the most destructive method of fishing known to man.
Despite the 1992 United Nations moratorium on high seas driftnets, Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated driftnets are still widely used today.
Even though United States Congress passed a law to "secure a ban" on high seas driftnets, industry and governments have allowed drift nets to persist, devastating much of our ocean life.
Species Threatened by IUU
- Sperm Whales
- Sea Birds
Are you aware that IUU drift nets are the biggest threat to sperm whales in the Mediterranean and quite possibly in the North Pacific? Not to mention dolphins, turtles, sharks, sea birds, tuna, salmon & squid?