7th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop

By Stop Illegal Fishing:28th Sep, 2021:

1-5 August 2022

Halifax, Canada

The 7th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) has a thematic focus :

‘Building Effective Partnerships in the Fight Against IUU Fishing: global climates of trust and cooperation for sustainable fisheries.’

Attendees must be vetted to confirm their relationship with state departments and ministries of fisheries, regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs), regional fisheries bodies (RFBs), regional economic institutions, or other relevant MCS organizations or entities.

Note that participation fees are $400, but those who register by December 31, 2021 will receive a 50% discount and pay only $200 . While PRE-registration is FREE and this form can be submitted without payment, those approved to attend will be sent a link to PayPal to submit fees. Spots are limited, and only those who have paid will be guaranteed participation. MCS practitioners from developing countries may qualify for full sponsorship. There are a limited number of grants in the form of full fee waivers and partial hotel discounts, early registration is advised as funds are limited. Be sure to request sponsorship when submitting your application to be considered for delegate status.

The GFETW is the only international conference designed specifically for global MCS practitioners. The GFETW offers a forum for the exchange of information, sharing of experiences on the challenges facing compliance officers, and exposure to new and emerging MCS tactics and techniques and fisheries law enforcement “best practices.”

Registered delegates may also submit an abstract to be considered to present at the conference. Abstracts must be submitted by June 1, 2022.

To submit an abstract for consideration by June 1, 2022: http://gfetw.org/call-for-abstracts-2022/

Pre-registration information can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-global-fisheries-enforcement-training-workshop-pre-registration-registration-160250923827

Please visit the conference page: http://gfetw.org

 

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