The UN Fisheries Resolution on Sustainable Fisheries of 9 December 2013 expresses concerns over the continued threat to marine habitats and ecosystems represented by Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing, and also acknowledges the negative impact that these activities have on food security and State economies, particularly in developing regions. FAO has an established role in facilitating the collaborative development by States of international instruments that set out principles and standards for responsible practices in the management, conservation and development of fisheries. Therefore, the Resolution calls upon States to, inter alia, initiate within FAO as soon as possible the elaboration of guidelines and other relevant criteria relating to catch documentation schemes.