“The United Nations declared June 5 an international day for the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in late 2017. Yet, on the fourth observance of the annual awareness campaign, the global challenges continue to grow.”
The IndoPacific Defense Forum, which is sponsored by the United State Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) is apparently telling the nations of their area of responsibility that the Coast Guard is ready to assist them in combatting IUU fishing. Specifically that we can,
- Promote targeted, effective, intelligence-driven enforcement operations.
- Counter predatory and irresponsible state behavior.
- Expand multilateral fisheries enforcement cooperation.
To paraphrase Roy Scheider from the movie “Jaws,” I think we are going to need more boats.