Thai Union partners with US oceans agency to battle IUU fishing

Parties will implement improvement management systems in Pacific-Asian fisheries.

Thai Union  and the United States Agency for International Development Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) are partnering to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and improve fisheries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Both parties will support the design and implementation of digital catch documentation and traceability (CDT) systems in tuna fisheries in Thailand and Indonesia, and will also partner to improve fisheries management practices, said Thai Union.

The $19.9 million (€18.5 million) USAID Oceans program against IUU fishing works with governments and industry to design an electronic CDT system that ensures cross-check and accurate data collection.

“Thai Union is looking forward to this collaboration with USAID Oceans to further combat IUU fishing, promote fair and ethical supply chains, and improve sustainable fisheries and marine conservation in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Darian McBain, global director for sustainable development at Thai Union.

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