International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Network for Fisheries-related Activities

Announcing the 6th GFETW

GFETW

The International MCS Network will announce the 6th GFETW in Spring 2018. The Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) is the only global conference specifically for practitioners in the field of fisheries enforcement such as MCS experts, inspectors, law enforcement specialists and other monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) officers.

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3rd Stop IUU Fishing Award

Stop IUU Fishing Award

The 3rd Stop IUU Fishing Award contest will be published in September 2018. The winners will be brought to the 6th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) tentitivly scheduled for late winter 2019 where the award ceremony will be celebrated. The winners of the 2nd contest were announced in March 2016 at the 5th GFETW in Auckland, New Zealand.

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New Website Coming Soon

New Website

The International MCS Network will launch its new website soon. To better serve our rural and urban members in nations with high speed, dial up, and limited internet access, we are working on a design that will be accessible to everyone.

Latest Posts

  • Japan Begins Enforcing Penal Consequences to Protect Tuna
    Japan Begins Enforcing Penal Consequences to Protect Tuna
    Tokyo, Japan (January 01, 2018) — The New Year brings good news for the vulnerable bluefin tuna. Beginning this month, fishermen who violate Pacific bluefin catch quotas in Japan will face up to three years in prison or...
  • Tool Available to Detect Illegal Trade in Seafood
    Tool Available to Detect Illegal Trade in Seafood
    Cambridge, United Kingdom (November 15, 2017) — A new tool is available to assist MCS agencies and non-governmental groups as they track and analyze global fisheries trade data. Called DETECT IT: Fish, the tool is open to anyone...
  • Stop Illegal Fishing Publishes New Report
    Stop Illegal Fishing Publishes New Report
    Gaborone, Botswana (September 27, 2017) — Stop Illegal Fishing published a new report, FISH-i Africa: Our future, that looks at the work of the FISH-i Africa Task Force and focuses attention on the actions still needed to tackle...
  • NAFO Meets for the First Time Under Modernized Convention
    NAFO Meets for the First Time Under Modernized Convention
    Montréal, Canada (September 22, 2017) – The 39th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) took place from 18 to 22 September in Montréal, Canada. Over 180 delegates from 11 NAFO Contracting Parties were welcomed to...
  • United Nations Ocean Conference Concludes With Call for Action
    United Nations Ocean Conference Concludes With Call for Action
    New York, NY (June 9, 2017) — The United Nations Ocean Conference held June 5-9 in New York concluded with nearly 1300 Voluntary Commitments made by governments to stop IUU fishing and support sustainable fisheries and rebounding populations....

The International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Network aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of fisheries-related MCS activities through enhanced cooperation, coordination, information collection and exchange among national organizations and institutions responsible for fisheries-related MCS.