6th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop

By Stop Illegal Fishing:20th Sep, 2018:

18-22 February 2019

Bangkok, Thailand.

The Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) is a biennial conference organized by the International MCS Network to improve and enhance capacity to enforce fisheries legislation and exchange of information and experience between MCS practitioners around the world. Sustainable fisheries can only be achieved when fishing is pursued in compliance with the applicable rules and, therefore, all fishing activities in the world’s oceans and seas should be subject to adequate levels of monitoring, surveillance, inspection and enforcement.

The 6th GFETW will build on the past five Workshops, convened in Malaysia in 2005, Norway in 2008, Mozambique in 2011 and Costa Rica in 2014, and New Zealand in 2016, which have succeeded in raising awareness of the importance of MCS as well as fostering new and stronger relationships among MCS professionals. The 6th GFETW will address initiatives that foster international cooperation between flag, coastal, port and market States for effective enforcement of fisheries legislation, covering both consolidated activities that are proven to show best practice in combating IUU fishing as well as new MCS tools and technologies that can respond to some of the main outstanding challenges.

Learn more about the 6th GFETW here: http://gfetw.org/

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