The Brussels Development Briefing on “Fighting against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU): Successes from ACP countries” took place Monday, 27 October 2014 (8h30-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels.
IUU is a major challenge and concern for ACP countries, a number of which have faced sanctions under the EU’s IUU Regulation.
The Briefing focused on the successful cooperation, engagement and initiatives undertaken by a number of ACP countries with key partners, notably the European Commission, in order to combat IUU and regain market access for their fisheries products into the EU market.
This Briefing was meant to be a follow-up to the 2009 Briefing organised by CTA on “Fighting against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing: Impacts and challenges for ACP countries” in order to measure the progress achieved in fighting IUU.
The speakers, who included high-level IUU experts, policy makers and industry representatives from ACP and EU, NGO’s and academia, presented the developments and successes on combating IUU.
New! on the subject of ‘Successes against IUU’
Biodata of the speakers
Capacity4Dev feature on IUU Fishing in ACP Countries:
Introduction and Opening of the Briefing
Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office [video]
Panel 1: What do we know about IUU fishing in ACP countries?
This panel will review the situation in fighting IUU in ACP regions, progress done and challenges ahead. It will provide an update of the implementation of the EC legislation on IUU.
Chair: H.E. Mr. Roy Mickey Joy, Ambassador of Vanuatu [video]
– Global trends in Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing: what do we know?
Professor Martin Tsamenyi,Professor of Law, Director, The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong [Video|Presentation|Summary]
– Update on the implementation of the EU Regulation to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing
Cesar Deben, Principal Adviser, DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission [Video]
– Overview of IUU fishing in Africa: trends, successes and challenges ahead
Emmanuel Kaunda, Professor & Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Bunda Campus Malawi [Video|Presentation]
Panel 2: Successes in fighting IUU from ACP countries
Successful experiences will be shared from ACP countries on complying with the EC Regulation to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU and regain market access. The drivers of success will be discussed and lessons learned for other countries facing the same challenges.
Chair: H.E. Mr. Hanno Rumpf, Ambassador of Namibia, Chair of the ACP Working Group on Fisheries [video]
– Efforts of Guinea in fighting IUU fishing
Aliou Diallo, Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Guinea [Video]
Watch the WWF European Policy Office Interview “Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing – Stories from Belize and Fiji” featuring the Brussels Briefings panelists: