Help Stop IUU Fishing: The 2013 Award Contest
This contest is now closed. Thank you for all submissions.
About the contest
This first-ever Stop IUU Fishing Award will recognize creative, successful, and tangible solutions in Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) being used in both small and large-scale fisheries which deter IUU fishing. Special recognitions awards are also anticipated for appropriate entries from developing
- Trip to the Fourth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop in Costa Rica in 2013 where winners will be honoured with monetary prizes
- Promotion of the new ideas and to further inspire MCS work through winner’s participation on a panel during the Costa Rica workshop to explain their MCS innovations
- A capacity development phase will follow to expand the winning entries’ potential for replication across fishing communities/regions/nations, facilitating the implementation of pilot projects and immediate help to MCS efforts (the extent of the capacity development programme will be dependent on the successful solicitation of funds).
What does this contest seek?
Any monitoring, control and surveillance practice for fisheries-related activities making, or with the potential to make a substantial contribution to combat IUU fishing. This could include: a technology, tool, method, process, or practice that provides and effective response in addressing IUU fishing and which demonstrates innovation, success and tangible impact. Entries should have the potential for replication and contribute to responsible fisheries governance.
Particularly we expect to:
- Identify and learn how selected MCS practices can stregthen successful ways to fight IUU fishing globally.
- Promote a new venue for knowledge exchage and provide winners with visitbility and support to expand their work.
- Explore the potential for replication of selected MCS practices across fishing communities/regions/nations, facilitating the implementation of pilot projects.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Government authorities, including any office, portion, unit, etc.
- RFMO/As; Sub-regional, regional or international organizations
- Fishers and fishers’ organizations
- Community-based organizations
- Co-management organizations
- Non-governmental organizations
- Private Sector
- Academic/research organizations and students.
- Success: tangible impact in reducing IUU fishing.
- Innovation: creative solutions to combating IUU activities.
- Feasibility and cost: practical and able to be replicated and/or adapted by others. Assessing the costs, taking into account location and ultimate benefits.
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2013
Entries must be submitted in English.
Entries may be submitted as a written document and/or a short documentary video.
You may submit your entry via regular mail to the following addresses:
Stop IUU Fishing Award, 8484 Georgia Ave. Suite 347, Silver Spring MD 20910 USA or via email to email@example.com
In collaboration with the Stop IUU Fishing Award, we are also proud to announce the International Drawing Competition: Protecting our Fisheries, Inheriting a Healthier World. Please click here for more information regarding the Children and Youth Drawing Competition.
Sponsored by IMCS Network, FAO, and International Seafood Sustainability Foundation