Events & Projects

PescaDOLUS hosts, often in partnership with relevant organisations and institutions, international events bringing together researchers, experts and government representatives from a variety of relevant disciplines to raise awareness and enhance understanding of fisheries crime and stimulate cooperative action to address it.

First International Fisheries Crime Research Workshop

27 September 2017, Vienna

PescaDOLUS successfully held its first dedicated fisheries crime research workshop (FishSEARCH) in Vienna on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at the Vienna International Centre. The workshop was generously funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, the UNODC and the North Atlantic Fisheries Intelligence Group (NA-FIG). For more information on the workshop, see the News page on this website.

Book project

Transnational Organised Fisheries Crime

PescaDOLUS’ current book project will result in the publication of the first inter-disciplinary edited reference work on transnational organised fisheries crime.

This edited volume, compiled over the last 2 years, explores the concept of fisheries crime and analyses the challenges and opportunities inherent in the shift from approaching illegal fishing as a fisheries management problem to acknowledging it as a transnational organised crime problem. Through contributions from experts in various fields and jurisdictions, this work explores how transnational organised fisheries crime is understood as a legal and criminological phenomenon from the point of view of transnational crime and criminal law, and what new avenues this redefinition may open in the form of information exchange, criminal investigation, prosecution and restitution. The work aims to stimulate a rigorous academic conversation on the topic and to contribute towards practical solutions to address the problem of fisheries crime worldwide. Our hope is that this reference work will pave the way for a new field for multidisciplinary research and further study.

Third international fisheries crime symposium: FishCRIME 2017

25-26 September, 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 Group (NA-FIG), and INTERPOL. For a brief summary of highlights of the Symposium, see the News page on this website.