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MELIA Genova, vía Corsica 4 16128 Genova

Improving Governance & MCS in tuna fisheries -rising the challenges by grabbing the opportunities-

Improving fisheries management is a common goal shared by governments, fichers, processors, environmental NGOs and consumers alike. Everyone agrees that promoting principles of good governance, fighting against illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and improving Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) systems are key elements of this goal. But, there are many challenges to achieving these, especially in countries with limited resources.

The Side Event will adress these issues trough three short presentations, followed by a question-answer session. Attendees will also be able to discuss these issues with the presentrs ans sponsors during the event while enjoying refreshments and snacks. The presentations will cover the following topics:

Remarks on the importance of MCS for ICCAT fishieries

Stefaan Depypere, ICCAT Chair.

The GEF/ABNJ Tuna Project's MCS activities.

Alejandro Anganuzzi, Common Oceans/ABNJ Tuna Project

Incresing Transparency in fishing agreements.

Julio Morón-Ayala, LDAC

Opportunities for improved data collection and mornitoring through electronic reporting and electronic monitoring.

Victor Restrepo, ISSF.

MELIA Genova, vía Corsica 4 16128 Genova