Insurance industry unknowingly supports illegal fishing, UBC researchers say

Study recommends insurers consult lists of illegal, unreported, unregulated boats before granting coverage

Many boats involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing are able to get insurance, suggesting that the insurance industry is inadvertently supporting illegal fishing, according to new Canadian research.

But that means it may also be able to help curb that kind of activity, say researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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