The menace of IUU and overfishing is real and urgent. More than 20% of the globval marine catch is IUU fishing. Species are getting extinct and fish stocks are fallingbelow sustainable level. Small nations are unable to monior their EEZ as their stocks are victim to Distant Water Fishing Fleets. Gobal Action is needed. As a maritime nation India must assume stewardship for an international agreement on control of IUU fishing.