September 22, 2023
The Bottom Line Up Front

During the 78th UN General Assembly session, Canada and the United Kingdom pledged support for the Joint Analytical Cell’s mission to combat IUU fishing activities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Canada and the United Kingdom announced during the 78th session of the UN General Assembly this week their commitment to supporting the Joint Analytical Cell (JAC) which aims to combat illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing (IUU) activities. Canada’s $6.5 million gift and the United Kingdom’s £2.5 million contribution underscores the shared dedication to preserving marine ecosystems and ensuring ethical and sustainable fishing practices to protect our seas.

These joint commitments not only solidify deeper international collaborations but also serve as a testament to the collective effort to continue safeguarding our aquatic habitats. Recognizing that the challenge of IUU fishing is too vast for any single nation to address, we are immensely proud to join forces with Canada and the United Kingdom who are leading the charge to combat these issues. 

“This funding support is a sign that collaborative, innovative efforts like the JAC are key to combating IUU fishing around the world. Thank you to Canada and the United Kingdom for being leaders in this space,” said C4ADS Analyst Sam Naujokas. 

It is our sincere hope that more nations will recognize the urgency of illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing and join together in a united front to implement effective measures, share resources, and champion sustainable fishing practices to preserve and nurture the health and longevity of our world’s oceans. 

For more details into the Joint Analytical Cell’s commitment to transparency in addressing IUU fishing and our proactive efforts to combat these issues, please reach out to [email protected]


 About the Joint Analytical Cell (JAC)

The Joint Analytical Cell, or JAC, provides authorities with fisheries intelligence, data analysis and capacity building to help combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Founded by the International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Network, Global Fishing Watch and TMT, the initiative’s members also include C4ADS and Skylight. By harnessing innovative technology and the complementary expertise of its collaborating organizations, the JAC fosters cooperation among State and non-State actors to build insights and capacity to help enhance fisheries management.