Fisheries Intelligence and MCS Support
Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT), in cooperation with Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) and the Secretariat of the FCWC developed the Norad-supported project “Fisheries Intelligence and MCS Support in West Africa”. At the core of this initiative was the establishment of the West Africa Task Force, inspired by the highly successful FISH-i Task Force in Eastern Africa, and driven by an FCWC Ministerial Conference recommendation to create a regional working group to address IUU fishing and related issues. The project focuses on intelligence sharing, capacity training as well as reinforcing inter-agency cooperation regionally and nationally. Provision and analysis of intelligence has been at the core of the project, leading to the identification, investigation and prosecution of illegal fishing cases. The project’s first phase was implemented between 2014 and 2018, and the second phase is currently ongoing.