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