News Links, Week of October 24

Each week, the International MCS Network compiles the latest news in the field of fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance.  Please send news links and relevant stories to to be included in next week’s links.

Illegal fishing boats intercepted off NT

October 17, 2013

“Australian Customs has intercepted four Indonesian boats suspected of illegal fishing in Australian waters”

Nine News Nationl-MSN

Liberia: Agreement to Combat Illegal Fishing Signed

October 21, 2013

“The Bureau of National Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture and the Collaborative Management Association (CMA) in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, have signed an agreement to prevent illegal fishing in the county”

Sri Lanka fisheries authorities and navy to act against local fishermen using illegal fishing methods

October 21, 2013

“Fisheries authorities in Sri Lanka together with the Navy plan to take action against local fishermen for using illegal methods for fishing”


Somaliland: “IGAD’s workshop on “Illegal Unregulated and Unreported Fisheries”

October 23, 2013

“A recent Illegal Unregulated and Unreported [IUU] Fisheries workshop held in Djibouti  finalised in an unanimous decision from the high level delegates to formalise the development of a task force focused on the advancement of sustainable fisheries for the Horn of Africa sub regions”

Somaliland Press

 Indonesian illegal fishing boats destroyed

October 24, 2013

“Three illegal Indonesian fishing boats intercepted by the Royal Australian Navy and Customs off the Northern Territory coast this month have been destroyed in Darwin”

Yahoo News Australia