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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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Farewell to Network Executive Assistant, Ariel Kagan

The International MCS Network says goodbye and good luck to our Executive Assistant, Ariel Kagan. Ariel is leaving to pursue a Masters degree in Food and Resource Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. While with the Network, Ariel maintained and updated the website,

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Secretariat attends Satellite Applications Catapult IUU Workshop

On April 24th the International MCS Network Secretariat attended the Satellite Applications Catapult IUU Workshop in Harlow, England. The primary purpose of the meeting was to see how spare satellite capacity can be used for fisheries, and what would be useful MCS applications. Further discussions included the

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Chatham House Forum, Feb 11-12

The International MCS Network will be featured during the 8th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing at the Chatham House in London, February 11-12.  Harry Koster, International MCS Network Secretariat Executive Director, will deliver a presentation during Session 3 on February 11.  The agenda for

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Message from Executive Director, Harry Koster

I am pleased to inform you that, as from this week, I am working in the Secretariat of the International MCS Network in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA . Together with Ariel Kagan, I will do my utmost to move forward the projects of the Network and to

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News and events from The International MCS Network

The secretariat of The International MCS Network will be posting news and events here.

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March 29 2012, Valparaiso, Chile

NEWS RELEASE March 29 2012, Valparaiso, Chile Today, the International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Network reached a number of important firsts. These decisions were taken at the Network’s business meeting in Valparaiso, Chile. They included: appointed its first Executive Director, adopted three new documents setting the Network’s

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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.