Data, Intelligence and Tools to Combat Fishing Crime
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global threat whose solutions begin with collaboration across the international community. Costing States billions of dollars in lost revenue each
year, it is pushing overexploited fish stocks toward collapse, causing untold damage to marine ecosystems, and perpetuating conditions that facilitate slave labor and human rights abuses.
New tools and technologies, like satellite tracking and data analytics, are enabling us to monitor fishing activities in ways that would have been impossible just a few years ago. This presents new opportunities to transform the way we govern our ocean and unlock ways to close the net on illegal fishing. But the international cooperation required to achieve such results is lacking, and too
many countries do not yet have the information they need or the capacity to act upon it.
The Joint Analytical Cell, or JAC, aims to change that. By opening up access to data, technology and analytics at scale, this unique collaboration will strengthen fisheries management worldwide and
support effective action to end the scourge of IUU fishing.
Download the JAC Fact Sheet here in English