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  • ATLAFCO Member States towards the harmonisation of port controls

    Following the entry into force of the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) in 2016, ATLAFCO wished to give a new impetus to its Member States by promoting a regional strategy supporting improvement of the effectiveness and of the efficiency of port controls, to the detriment of those who continue to engage in IUU fishing despite all measures already Continue Reading

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  • Myanmar: improving the management framework of the fisheries sector

    Myanmar has a vibrant fishing and marine aquaculture industry that spans over a 3,000 km coastline. The nation's marine resources are damaged by the inadequacy of implemented management policies, illegal fishing and an administrative management that is no longer aligned with the fisheries sector's needs. As a result of the aforementioned issues, Myanmar wishes to implement a Monitoring, Control, and Continue Reading

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  • Mauritania: F&S contribution to strengthening of fisheries surveillance

    Since 2016, F&S is involved in a long-term cooperation with the KfW’s project in support of the Mauritanian Coast Guard (Garde Côte Mauritanienne - GCM). Within the framework of the Phase V of the KfW project, F&S carried out several support missions at the request of GFA, the German company in charge of implementing the project. Works were carried out Continue Reading

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  • Master Plan for the French Polynesia longline fishery

    French Polynesia has jurisdiction over a EEZ of more than 5 million km². Logically, the fisheries sector is considered as an opportunity for growth and economy diversification. F & S experts have been selected by the Local Authorities and by AFD to prepare a master plan for the development of the high-sea longline fishery. This strategic document aims at planning Continue Reading

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  • F & S certified as research organism until 2018

    The French Ministry in charge of Research and Higher Education just certified the capacities of F & S to conduct Research and Development project in the fisheries sector, and delivered an agreement valid until 2018 included. Beyond the fact that this agreement distinguishes the research expertise of the staff of the company, it provides an opportunity for tax rebates for Continue Reading

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  • Toward a common regional observer scheme in the ATLAFCO region …

    In the course of their work to improve the fight against IUU fishing, the 22 ATLAFCO Member States (Coastal States from Morocco to Namibia) have considered the opportunity to create a common system of regional observers that would support boarding of common, single and permanent observers onboard fishing vessels active in areas under jurisdictions and in the high seas comprised Continue Reading

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  • South West Indian ocean Regional Plan for Fisheries Surveillance

    Since 2007, the Indian Ocean Commission, backed by the European Union, has implemented the Regional Plan for Fisheries Surveillance (PRSP) as part of a regional initiative to fight against IUU fishing. PRSP pools the surveillance officers, patrol vessels and airplanes of the IOC Member countries for regional joint deployment plans. PRSP has also set up a regional VMS data exchange Continue Reading

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  • PHILO Project : Strengthening the monitoring of the Philippines EEZ

    The Philippines are pursuing a very active policy for improved monitoring of fisheries and marine environment. Through the PHILO project, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources plans to strengthen its decision-making capacities for exploitation of marine resources, coastal management and safety at sea. PHILO combines three types of functions : - Oceanographic and marine environment monitoring; - The production Continue Reading

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