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5.2 Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Product Response

Initially Adopted

  • July 21, 2009

Gear Type(s)

All Gear Types

Enforcement and compliance with existing and future conservation measures, and the successful elimination of illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing requires the industry to maintain adequate traceability records. Since traceability data is acquired through Resolution 2.1, such data can be used to identify IUU product.

Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall warrant that tuna products are in compliance with ISSF Conservation Measure 5.1 – IUU Fishing, and upon discovery of a violation of ISSF Conservation Measure 5.1, the company shall withdraw the product from the marketplace.