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  • White Water to Blue Water Partnership Initiative (WW2BW)
  • International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Network The previous link is an external site.

    A network of national organizations and institutions joined together in 2000 to create the International MCS Network to coordinate efforts to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The objectives of the International MCS Network are to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of fisheries-related MCS activities through enhanced cooperation, coordination, information collection and exchange among national organizations/institutions responsible for fisheries-related MCS. It is intended to give agencies support in meeting national fisheries responsibilities as well as international and regional commitments in relation to the United Nations (UN)Convention on the Law of the Sea, the FAO Code of Conduct, the UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and the FAO International Plan of Action to combat IUU fishing. NOAA has served as the host of the network since its inception, and will continue to do so for at least the next 3 years.
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