IUU Fishing Index
The 2021 version of the IUU Fishing Index updates all indicator scores using the most recent data available. Indicator 7 in the 2019 version (‘Authorised vessel data provided to FAO HSVAR’) has been replaced by another flag state response indicator on flags of convenience (‘Registered vessels with foreign or unknown ownership’) to improve the robustness of the Index (see more in the methodology paper here)
About the IUU Fishing Index
The IUU Fishing Index provides a measure of the degree to which states are exposed to and effectively combat IUU fishing. The Index provides an IUU fishing score for all coastal states of between 1 and 5 (1 being the best, and 5 the worst). On the basis of its diverse indicators, the Index provides a measure of the risk of IUU fishing in and by different countries.