Monster Boat Criteria

November 2014

Publication - November 4, 2014
‘Monster boats’ are vessels characterised by large size, massive capacity to catch fish, severe impact on the marine environment, weak compliance record and other concerning characteristics.

They represent the type of vessels that contribute most to stock depletion and environmental damage and least to the social, economic and cultural fabric and sustainable development of coastal communities in Europe or elsewhere. In this report, we take a look at the criteria, characteristics and the marine environment the vessel operates in.

Download report here.