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Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries

Overfishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU) negatively impact sustainable fisheries, livelihoods, and world fish stocks. In 2016, illicit fishing accounted for a staggering 25% of fish of the annual ocean harvest, and was valued at up to $23 billion, which is lost each year to legitimate fishers. Additionally, such practices threaten local biodiversity and food security in many countries. An essential step for an effective management of fish resources is the timely acquisition of information on vessels, stocks and catches as well as the exchange of such information between stakeholders.

Our Focus

To address this, UNECE established a Team of Specialists whose aim is to promote, facilitate and support the implementation of sustainable fisheries standards on a global scale, and particularly the Fisheries Language for Universal Exchange (UN/FLUX).


To participate, register as expert on our online registration form. Under Areas of Interest, kindly check “Agriculture Fisheries & Agri Food”.. 

For more information please contact:

Ms. Maria Teresa Pisani
Secretary to the UNECE Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fishery
Tel n°.: +41-22-917 4153
e-mail:  uncefact@unece.org       maria-teresa.pisani@unece.org