Korea Coalition against IUU: Towards Sustainable and Ethical Fisheries in Korea

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Grantee Advocates for Public Interest Law
Grant Amount $1,200,000
Duration Three Years

The Korea IUU coalition is a partnership of environmental and human rights-focused organizations, which pull their expertise from respective fields to address IUU fishing. The coalition will work to amend and introduce fisheries-related and migrant fishers’ labor rights-related laws to improve the industry’s legal obligations; strengthen the Korean fisheries’ compliance with international standards both as a port state (port inspection) and a flag state (E-Monitoring); and educate the public and the National Assembly on the need to act now for a change in current fisheries practices.