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Port State Measures Agreement Entry into Force June 5

FAO Press Release: FAO Port State Measures Agreement set to become binding law 16 May 2016, Rome – Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is about to become much more difficult thanks to the imminent entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking

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Tools for monitoring and surveillance in fisheries control systems: interview with Cephas Ralph

Tools for monitoring and surveillance in fisheries control systems: interview with Cephas Ralph

Published on Youtube May 5, 2016 Cephas Ralph is Head of Compliance for Marine Scotland and Chair of the IMCS Network (International Monitoring Control and Surveillance Network). Cephas comes from a long line of fishermen and he has been active in maritime law enforcement since he left

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2nd Stop IUU Fishing Award Winners Announced

2nd Stop IUU Fishing Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2nd Stop IUU Fishing Award contest were the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), which is composed of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion and Seychelles, and Peru’s Ministerio de la Producción. The top prize was awarded to the IOC-Smartfish for its “Small Pelagic Fishing Vessel License

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The 5th GFETW Begins in Auckland!

The 5th GFETW Begins in Auckland!

March 7, 2016 (Auckland, New Zealand) The 5th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (5th GFETW) kicked off today with a traditional Māori Haka–Pōwhiri (Opening Ceremony), including a Kai Karanga (Welcoming call & reply) and Karakia (Opening prayer). Māori culture/life is an important part of New Zealand culture,

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Fishackathon 2016 Host Cities Announced

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 8, 2016 The U.S. Department of State announced today participating cities for the third annual Fishackathon, taking place on Earth Day weekend from April 22-24, 2016. Fishackathon is a public-private partnership that aims to capitalize on the expansion

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Course on Tools for Monitoring and Surveillance – Zaragoza 25-29 April 2016

TOOLS FOR MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE IN FISHERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS Zaragoza (Spain), 25-29 April 2016 DATE: 4 February 2016 Dear Colleagues, For further information on the course being convened in Zaragoza, Spain, 25-29 April 2016 on Tools for Monitoring and Surveillance in Fisheries Control Systems, see the leaflet

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8th RPOA-IUU CCM Held in Brunei

From the website of RPOA-IUU Secretariat The 8th RPOA-IUU Coordination Committee Meeting (CCM) was held in Bandar Seri Begawan-Brunei Darussalam, 17-19 November 2015. The objectives of the meeting are to discuss progress under the RPOA-IUU 2014-2015 Work Plan, endorse the reports from the Sub-Regional Groups, review the

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NAFO 2016 Internships

The NAFO internship program is currently accepting applications for 2016. NAFO established the internship program in 2011 to allow students, post graduates or early career individuals from NAFO member countries an opportunity to improve their skills, enhance their experience and learn about NAFO and its activities. It

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International Symposium on FishCRIME Held in Cape Town

20 October 2015 Stop Illegal Fishing Press Release also available

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African Court Convicts Captain of Renegade Ship

African Court Convicts Captain of Renegade Ship

From the New York Times By IAN URBINA OCT. 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — A São Tomé and Príncipe court on Monday convicted the captain of a fishing ship, the Thunder, and two crew members on several charges tied to illegal fishing, a prosecutor in the case said.

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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.