Towards a better management of Western African marine resources

By Stop Illegal Fishing:11th Nov, 2021:

23 November 2021

The role of Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS)

This public webinar organized by IDDRI in the framework of the STRONG High Seas project aims to give an overview of the situation of monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) in areas beyond national jurisdiction in the Western African region, highlighting existing challenges and needs and presenting best practices examples.

Panelists include:

Chair: Julien Rochette, Ocean Programme Director, IDDRI

Speakers:

  • Introduction by Klaudija Cremers, Research Fellow, IDDRI
  • Roundtable discussion on current regional initiatives to strengthen MCS:
    – Godfrey Baidoo-Tsibu, Coordinator, FCWC-PESCAO Regional MCS Centre Coordinator
    Sandy Davies, Technical Expert, Stop Illegal Fishing
    Dyhia Belhabib, Fisheries Programme Manager, Ecotrust Canada

For more information or to register go to: https://www.iddri.org/en/publications-and-events/conference/towards-better-management-western-african-marine-resources

 

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