Network Activities

In order to enhance cooperation, coordination, information collection and exchange, the IMCS Network focuses on the following activities:

  • Collection and hosting of relevant documents, reports, and laws on the Network website
  • Production and dissemination of a Network Newsletter, containing both news articles and original pieces
  • Production and implementation of a country “MCS Needs Assessment”
  • Organization of a biennial Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) for MCS practitioners to network and exchange information, experiences, and lessons learned
  • Organization and implementation of MCS trainings and other capacity building efforts to improve the MCS abilities of member governments
  • Production of analytical responses to “Requests for Information” received from member governments and relevant stakeholders
  • Production of original analytical pieces on IUU trends, new MCS technologies, and additional topics of interest
  • Development of relationships, cooperation, and information sharing capabilities among members and additional MCS practitioners


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.