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Definition(s)

'Illegal fishing' means fishing activities: (a) conducted by national or foreign fishing vessels in maritime waters under the jurisdiction of a State, without the permission of that State, or in contravention of its laws and regulations; (b) conducted by fishing vessels flying the flag of States that are contracting parties to a relevant regional fisheries management organisation, but which operate in contravention of the conservation and management measures adopted by that organisation and by which those States are bound, or of relevant provisions of the applicable international law; or (c) conducted by fishing vessels in violation of national laws or international obligations, including those undertaken by cooperating States to a relevant regional fisheries management organisation. (Source: EU)

In other languages

French
pêche illicite
Russian
незаконный рыбный промысел
Spanish
pesca ilegal
Chinese, Simplified
非法捕鱼
Arabic
صيد غير قانوني

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