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Factsheet

Defying the code

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Apr 30, 2009 | From the print edition
Countries not complying
with UN fisheries code
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Countries falter after adopting UN's Voluntary Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries 1995

Down to Earth The code sets standards for the fishing industry to ensure sustainable use of resources

Down to Earth 53 countries, accounting for 96 per cent of global catch, were ranked on a scale of 1 to 10 for complying with the code

Down to Earth The ranking marked a country on the basis of ecosystem based management, control of illegal fishing, lowering fishing capacity and clamping down on by-catch/destructive fishing practices

Down to Earth None scored 7, the designated good grade

Down to Earth India was among 28 countries that failed the test

Down to Earth Malaysia and Namibia scored more than many developed countries

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