‘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...


Academy group formed at NMMU

The Outcome Document of the 2nd meeting of INTERPOL’s Fisheries Crime Working Group’s sub project on Capacity Building and Awareness Raising (FCWG CAPproject) required the formation of a focus group, provisionally named the “the Academy group”, to provide the to be formed Nelson Mandela Metropolitan...