Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Using ocean science to stop IUU fishing

USAID - United States of America (USA)


The governments of the Philippines and the United States have a long history of cooperation on sustainable fisheries and marine biodiversity conservation with a strong commitment to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated, or IUU, fishing.

In the Philippines, the losses from IUU fishing are estimated at 63 billion pesos annually. Science and data use through a whole-of-government approach is strategically guiding law enforcement, advancing stakeholder compliance, and clearly communicating progress in reducing IUU fishing in the Philippines.

Start Date: 30/03/2018
End Date: 30/03/2025

Lead Contact: Rebecca Guieb (