Oceana's IUU (illegal, unregulated, unreported) fishing campaign website "Pull the Plug on Pirate Fishing" has recently been launched along with an information-sharing tool. The campaign website assists companies in identifying IUU fishing vessels and avoiding contracts that support their illicit activities. Through the website, insurers and other companies can access strategies, tools, and other resources developed with the aim of putting IUU fishing vessels out of service.
The information-sharing tool is intended to facilitate and foster the exchange of information on IUU fishing vessels between companies that provide services to the global fishing sector (eg. insurers, satellite telecommunication providers, surveyors). Through the tool, companies can exchange information with other businesses (openly or anonymously) on when a vessel on the official IUU vessel list of any RFMO has sought and been denied services or had services cancelled, and in addition they will be notified when new vessels get added to the IUU vessel lists.
Interested marine insurers are invited to register and make use of the information-sharing tool. For more information about the campaign and to register to the tool please visit "Pull the Plug on Pirate Fishing".