IUU Vessel List

The Combined IUU vessel list website lists vessels known to be carrying out or aiding illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Regional Fishery Management Organisation (RFMO) waters. This list brings together information from eight RFMOs:

  • Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
  • Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
  • International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
  • Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
  • Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO)
  • North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC)
  • South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO)
  • Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

The site includes current and historical information on: RFMO vessel name, international maritime organisation (IMO) number and international radio call sign (IRCS) numbers where they are available, vessel dimensions, owner and operator and photos of the vessels.

It is designed to be an aid to national coastguards, fisheries enforcement managers, governments and other regulatory bodies in identifying IUU vessels and in carrying out appropriate legal action on such vessels sighted within a state EEZ.

The list is developed and maintained by the Trygg Mat Foundation and can be accessed here.

What impact are we having?

Tawariq 1

On the 23rd of February 2012, almost three years since its arrest, the High Court of the United Republic of Tanzania delivered a guilty verdict in the case of the fishing vessel Tawariq 1.


The Issues

One in four fish in Africa is caught illegally, this threatens the sustainability of fish stocks, damages the ecosystem and deprives governments of income and people of livelihoods.

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Our Initiatives

Illegal fishing is a complex issue that requires multifaceted responses. Stop Illegal Fishing are working with a range of organisations to bring about change.

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