Aligned Guidance for Well-Managed At-Sea Transshipment
Management, Monitoring & Data Reporting Practices
At-sea transshipment of catch between vessels plays a prominent role in the global commercial fishing industry. But while its impact is great, regulatory controls and monitoring are inadequate.
These gaps create risks for labor and human rights abuses, can reduce observer safety, and create opportunities for IUU fishing activities, fraud and catch laundering. Insufficient monitoring can also undermine traceability, the provision of data collection, and effective implementation of bycatch mitigation measures.