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.

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  • United Nations Ocean Conference Concludes With Call for Action
    United Nations Ocean Conference Concludes With Call for Action
    New York, NY (June 9, 2017) — The United Nations Ocean Conference held June 5-9 in New York concluded with nearly 1300 Voluntary Commitments made by governments to stop IUU fishing and support sustainable fisheries and rebounding populations....
  • Retailers Support Tuna Traceability Declaration 2020 at UN Ocean Conference
    Retailers Support Tuna Traceability Declaration 2020 at UN Ocean Conference
    New York, NY (June 5, 2017) — Dozens of retailers and supply chain stakeholders agreed to promote The Tuna Traceability Declaration 2020 at the first ever United Nations Ocean Conference held Jun 5-9 in New York City. Endorsing...
  • Launch of Tuna Compliance Network to Combat IUU Fishing
    Launch of Tuna Compliance Network to Combat IUU Fishing
    Washington, D.C. (April 02, 2017) — Compliance officers from the five tuna Regional Fishery Management Organizations (RFMOs) gathered at the Port Authority for an inception workshop March 27-29 in Vigo, Spain. The meeting marked the launch of the...
  • 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,...

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.