FishCRIME 2017 Symposium: 25-26 September 2017, Vienna

For the third year in a row PescaDOLUS co-organised the international Fisheries Crime Symposium. This year the Symposium was held at UNODC's offices at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria and was co-hosted in conjunction with the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, UNODC,...


PescaDOLUS Fisheries Crime Video

What is Fisheries Crime? How does it affect us? And what measures can be taken to address it? An educational video produced by PescaDOLUS https://youtu.be/lUfTZlPN3rg...


PescaDOLUS Fisheries Crime Research Workshop: 27 September, Vienna

The first dedicated Fisheries Crime Research Workshop will be hosted by PescaDOLUS on 27 September in Vienna following FishCRIME 2017. Co-hosted by UNODC and funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the workshop brings together experts and researchers from multiple disciplines to share and integrate...


‘Nordic countries united against fisheries crime: joint statement against transnational organised crime in the global fishing industry

Eight fisheries ministers, from the Nordic countries of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Åland, have issued a joint statement against transnational organized crime in the global fishing industry. The statement was issued through the Nordic Council of Ministers. Norway currently holds...


Ghana: Countering fisheries crime in the trade supply chain

19-22 June 2017 the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) (https://www.unodc.org/westandcentralafrica/en/newrosenwebsite/TOC/container-control-programme.html) delivered a training course in Ghana on fisheries crime. The participants represented the CCP Port Control Unit in Tema, the Fisheries Commission and Tema Port and Harbour Authority. The training programme, which was launched in Bangladesh...


Recommendations of the 2nd International Symposium on Fisheries Crime

To instigate, conduct and facilitate investigation of fisheries crime by relevant law enforcement agencies within appropriate national jurisdictions along the entire fisheries supply and value chains. To use the broader range of laws in which investigations of fisheries crime throughout supply and value chains can, in...


Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy established at NMMU

"Fisheries crime and the illegal harvesting, processing and trading of fish and seafood globally is so huge that it is in effect a parallel economic system that is undermining sustainable economic growth. Countries are being deprived of taxes; citizens of jobs, food and income; and...


UNODC launches its ‘Fisheries Crime’ focus sheet

The UNODC launched its 'Fisheries Crime' focus sheet at the CCPCJ. The focus sheet details the multifaceted nature and extent of transnational organised fisheries crime globally emphasising that it is a 'complex crime demanding cooperative law enforcement'. Recommendations towards this end include enhanced cooperative criminal justice sector...