Issue high fines and penalties for non-compliance with fisheries regulations
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Marine fisheries throughout the world are often highly regulated and may be subject to many different international or national laws and byelaws that control what can be caught or landed, where and how much. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activity is a huge threat worldwide and those engaging in criminal activity on a large scale may gain substantially financially. Heavy fines or penalties may act as a deterrent to prevent illegal fishing or non-compliance and help protect fish populations from the effects of overfishing.