About the Contest
This first-ever Stop IUU Fishing Award will recognize fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) innovations being used in both small and large-scale fisheries that demonstrate creativity, success, and tangible solutions which deter IUU fishing. The winners will be flown to the Fourth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop in Central America in 2013 where they will be honoured with monetary prizes and share their MCS experiences in a panel to promote knowledge exchange and inspirations. A capacity development strategy (subject to availability of funds being solicited for) is anticipated to expand winning entries’ potential for replication across fishing communities/regions/nations, facilitating the implementation of pilot projects and immediate help to MCS efforts. Special recognitions awards are also anticipated for appropriate entries from developing countries. This contest seeks to:
Identify and learn how selected MCS practices can stregthen successful ways to fight IUU fishing globally.
Promote a new venue for knowledge exchage and provide winners with visitbility and support to expand their work.
Explore the potential for replication of selected MCS practices across fishing communities/regions/nations, facilitating the implementation of pilot projects.
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