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. The Symposium was attended by over 200 participants from 57 countries with Ministerial representation from Norway, Indonesia, Ecuador, Ghana, Thailand, China, and South Africa. This year’s symposium brought together high level country representatives from all over the world to focus on and show commitment to means to strengthen cooperation, law enforcement and criminal justice responses to transnational organised fisheries crime. PescaDOLUS Director, Emma Witbooi, presented on the importance of fisheries crime research in understanding and addressing fisheries crime, highlighting the role of PescaDOLUS as a platform for and promotor of such research to inform law and policy.
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