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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, the Nordic Council of Ministers and North Atlantic Fisheries Intelligence …

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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 knowledge, tools and ways of thinking around the international challenge …

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‘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 the chair of the Nordic Council of Ministers, and …

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Indonesia opens the International FishFORCE Academy of Indonesia (IFFAI)

Inter-agency cooperation is vital for effective criminal enforcement in the fisheries sector. The International FishFORCE Academy of Indonesia (IFFAI) was opened on the 16th of March 2017 to train enforcement officers and promote inter-agency cooperation. IFFAI is a joint initiative by the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Indonesian National Police (Polri), and …

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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 in March 2017 (https://www.unodc.org/southasia//frontpage/2017/May/bangladesh_-training-fosters-inter-agency-cooperation-to-tackle-fisheries-crime.html), enhances the operational skills of …

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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 addition to fisheries legislation, utilize criminal codes and penal …

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Joint High Level Side Event ‘Transnational Organised Fisheries Crime’

Fisheries crime was the focus of the Joint High Level Side Event ‘Transnational Organised Fisheries Crime’ co-hosted by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, The Government of Norway and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime of the 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Crime Commission) on 23 May …

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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 fisheries and environments are being destroyed.” These are the words …

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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 and law enforcement responses and policy and legislative …

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