International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Network for Fisheries-related Activities

COFI 32 IUU side event

Network Chair Cephas Ralph will again participate in an IUU fishing-themed side event at the 32nd FAO-COFI meeting. Details: Thursday July 14, 2016 12:30-2:00 PM (Iran Room). Co-organizers: International MCS Network, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), Global Fishing Watch and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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3rd Stop IUU Fishing Award

The 3rd Stop IUU Fishing Award contest will open on January 1 and close in October 2017. The winners will be brought to the 6th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW), tentatively scheduled for early-mid spring 2018 (host nation TBC). The winners of the 2nd contest were announced in March 2016 at the 5th GFETW in Auckland, New Zealand.
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New Website Coming Soon

The International MCS Network will launch its new website soon, aiming for late August/early September.

Latest Posts

  • Toolbox Project Will Help Experts Identify MCS Solutions
    Toolbox Project Will Help Experts Identify MCS Solutions
    Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2017) — The International MCS Network commenced a second project in December 2016 to coordinate the compilation and review of the tools, methodologies, technologies, and other solutions currently available for Monitoring Control and Surveillance...
  • Transshipment Project Combats IUU Fishing
    Transshipment Project Combats IUU Fishing
    Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2017) — With support from the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), the Food and Agriculture Organization has initiated a project on transshipments with the International MCS Network.Signed December 2016, the partnership includes a literature review,...
  • Join us at the Building Ocean Health conference in Korea!
    Join us at the Building Ocean Health conference in Korea!
    The IMCS Network is pleased to announce our upcoming presentation at the Building Ocean Health conference in Seoul, Korea.  Registration is still open for those who want to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there! Building Ocean...
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces $3.35 Million in Grants to Support Sustainable Fisheries
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces $3.35 Million in Grants to Support Sustainable Fisheries
    Washington, D.C. (September 14, 2016) — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the second round of grant awards from its Electronic Monitoring and Reporting (EMR) Grant Program, a program launched in 2015 to catalyze the implementation...
  • 2016 Fishackathon Winners Announced
    2016 Fishackathon Winners Announced
    U.S. Department of State Announces 2016 Fishackathon Winner Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 8, 2016 The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State announced on World Oceans Day that the...

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.