Secure Fisheries’ Robert Mazurek and Kaija Hurlburt attended the 2nd International Symposium on Fisheries Crime held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 10-11 October 2016. The symposium was hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and brought together high-level international stakeholders from sectors including government, IGOs, NGOs, and industry. Gathering leading experts in fisheries crime, the symposium aimed to improve international collaboration, encourage global cooperation and partnerships, and promote policy commitments to combat fisheries crime. Themes discussed in the symposium include:
- Crime throughout the value chain
- Secrecy in fisheries
- Fraud and forgery in fisheries
- The role of stakeholders in combatting fisheries crime
- Capacity building in combatting fisheries crime
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a key component of fisheries crime, and Secure Fisheries’ expertise was important in achieving the symposium goals.