Data-bait: using tech to hook globe's multi-billion-dollar fishing cheats

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Such activity is rampant in the global fishing industry, experts say, where illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is estimated to cost $23.5 billion a year.
Part of the problem, he said, is overcapacity in the global fishing fleet.
In a bid to update that, the FAO is developing guidelines to help countries estimate IUU fishing in their waters.
It is also working with non-profit Global Fishing Watch (GFW) on a report scheduled for July to estimate how much fishing is taking place.
Progress is underway toward that in the form of the FAO’s 2009 Port State Measures Agreement, which is aimed at curbing IUU fishing.
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