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.

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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.