IMCS Network

Tools for monitoring and surveillance in fisheries control systems: interview with Cephas Ralph

Tools for monitoring and surveillance in fisheries control systems: interview with Cephas Ralph

Published on Youtube May 5, 2016 Cephas Ralph is Head of Compliance for Marine Scotland and Chair of the IMCS Network (International Monitoring Control and Surveillance Network). Cephas comes from a long line of fishermen and he has been active in maritime law enforcement since he left

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2nd Stop IUU Fishing Award Winners Announced

2nd Stop IUU Fishing Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2nd Stop IUU Fishing Award contest were the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), which is composed of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion and Seychelles, and Peru’s Ministerio de la Producción. The top prize was awarded to the IOC-Smartfish for its “Small Pelagic Fishing Vessel License

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The 5th GFETW Begins in Auckland!

The 5th GFETW Begins in Auckland!

March 7, 2016 (Auckland, New Zealand) The 5th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (5th GFETW) kicked off today with a traditional Māori Haka–Pōwhiri (Opening Ceremony), including a Kai Karanga (Welcoming call & reply) and Karakia (Opening prayer). Māori culture/life is an important part of New Zealand culture,

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The Future’s Legal

The Future’s Legal

Excerpt from “The Future’s Legal” by Quentin Bates Article appearing in the October 2015 issue of This is an aspect that David Agnew’s team highlighted in the 2009 report, linking IUU activities more closely to a state’s quality of governance than to the price of fish or

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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.