Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing- Regulatory and Insurance Aspects Symposium

The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law is organising a Symposium on Monday June 26th 2017 to raise awareness of Illegal, Unreported and unregulated (IUU) Fishing with stakeholders within the London insurance market.

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The primary object of this Symposium is to raise awareness on the issue of IUU fishing among stakeholders within the London insurance market. In order to facilitate discussion on the issue and inspire engagement from attendees, case studies will be presented by experts in the field. Also, there will be a discussion on the insurance and legal position on the matter. 

IUU fishing is a global problem that threatens ocean ecosystems and sustainable fisheries. Various public law measures have been taken by the international community and the European Union to combat IUU fishing and these efforts combined with the efforts of various NGOs have yielded positive results. It is believed that the insurance market could play a more active role in the fight against IUU fishing.

The Symposium is organised by the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University) in corporation with Oceana and funded by the Waterloo Foundation and will be held at the Hallam Conference Centre (44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ) starting at 13.30pm. A reception will be held at the end of the event at 17.00 pm

Participation is free but, as places are limited, booking is strongly advised. Register for the event byemailing Ms Stella Kounakou (