Call For Papers

The International IMCS Network is currently accepting paper proposals for the fourth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW), to be held on February 2014 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The fourth GFETW conference will explore in depth the different aspects of combating IUU fishing ranging from monitoring, surveillance and inspection of fishing activities to enforcement of fishing legislation as well as cooperation between fisheries enforcement authorities. As previous editions the fourth GFETW focuses on the practical aspects of fisheries MCS and enforcement of fisheries legislation as well as the challenges of successful international cooperation between fisheries enforcement authorities.

Presentations may include show case examples of successful MCS and enforcement projects or case studies as well as possible new monitoring and surveillance technologies or new inspection methodologies based on risk analysis.

Maximum two page abstracts written in English will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 15, 2013.  For full details, please download the Call for Papers or see the link below.

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.