As is the case with other areas of wildlife trade, a lack of effective regulation, coupled with high levels of illicit activity, is resulting in catastrophic declines in wild populations of aquatic species worldwide.
Traceability throughout marine and fish trade, appropriate restrictions on destructive harvesting techniques and scientifically-supported quotas would help make significant inroads into reversing the devastating over-exploitation our seas and oceans are currently facing.
It is absolutely essential that we implement robust traceability systems throughout trade chains to ensure trade maintains healthy fish populations worldwideMarkus Bergener, Senior Programme Officer for TRAFFIC
traceability, legality and sustainability is essential to maintaining healthy marine and fish populations. Explore our latest action working towards solutions
The African and European Union Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange's are online tools developed to facilitate information exchange and international co-operation between law enforcement agencies.
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