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

6th GFETW In October 2017

The International MCS Network will launch the 6th GFETW on October 2017. The Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) is the only global conference specifically for practitioners in the field of fisheries enforcement such as MCS experts, inspectors, law enforcement specialists and other monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) officers.
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3rd Stop IUU Fishing Award

The 3rd Stop IUU Fishing Award contest will be published in September 2017. The winners will be brought to the 6th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) scheduled for spring 2018 where the award ceremony will be celebrated. 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 2017. To better serve our rural and urban members in nations with high speed, dial up, and limited internet access, we are working on a design that will be accessible to everyone.

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.