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Fisheries crime is a huge parallel economic system – FishFORCE is harnessing tech to fight it - by Prof Hennie van As
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MARINE PROTECTION OP-ED: Fisheries crime is a huge parallel economic system – FishFORCE is harnessing tech to fight it South African fisheries are a target for organised crime and the country is losing huge amounts of revenue. Treasury and the taxman must become more involved. Billions of rands and national marine resources are being lost.
NMBM officials attended the Law Enforcement by Peace Officers course last week, 27 June-01 July 2022.
This session was facilitated by Attorney Carolyn Ahshene
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Open University Of Mauritius And The Nelson Mandela University Of South Africa Collaborate On FishFORCE Project
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Some images from the interagency Workshop that took place in Kenya this week (9 -13 May 2022). Facilitated by Mr Per Erik Bergh and JD Kotze
Stop Illegal Fishing
Interagency Port States Measures Agreement workshop taking place in this week.
supports regional sustainable fisheries management by blocking illegal vessels & illegally caught fish from ports.
Today at the workshop Stop Illegal Fishing demonstrated how body worn cameras can improve inspections of FVs to detect .
establishes standards for countries to ensure that illegally caught fish is not landed, transshipped, packaged, or processed in their ports.
The Department of Public and International Affairs requested Prof Hennie van As from Nelson Mandela University's FishFORCE Academy to do a lecture on Organised Crime in the fisheries industry for the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The lecture took place last night, 11 May 2022 at 22:00 via Zoom.
The Enforcement of Marine & Coastal Legislation training was facilitated by Adv. Phil Snijman and Mr Garth Camelio from Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment . Twenty-two (22) officials from South African National Parks in Knysna attended the training on 14 – 18 March 2022 and fifteen (15) officials are attending this week, 28 March - 1 April 2022. Today, being the last day of the second training session. As can be seen in the images, the training also involves practical inspection of vessels.
FishFORCE would like to thank all stakeholders involved for contributing to the success of the training. We look forward to the next session scheduled to take place in Cape Town, 9 - 13 May 2022.
Transnet Officials attending the Introduction to Criminal Investigation training in Gqeberha.
Training was run over 2 weeks for 2 groups, 7-11 March 2022 & 14-18 March 2022.
Both sessions were facilitated by Mr Stephen Holloway
Practical Port State Measures training took place in Tanzania this week. Building capacity to identify Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) activity & cooperation to act against is vital to protect oceans & generate blue growth. The FishFORCE Academy and Stop Illegal Fishing are providing practical support to frontline fisheries inspectors to improve pre-inspection checks, risk assessment and in-port inspections. 🇹🇿
Delegates from Capricorn District Municipality attending 1 day modules on our Councilors Programme , in Polokwane.
Facilitator: Mr Monwabisi Gomomo
Delegates from Capricorn District Municipality attended the first 3 days of the Councilor Training last week, 04-06 August 2021.
The 3 days were facilitated by Mr Alewijn Dippenaar.
WWF-SA officials are currently on training on the Criminal Law Enforcement Programme, in Kleinmond.
Facilitated by Prof Hennie van As
First module is the Introduction to the Constitution and Bill of Rights
FishFORCE Training: Last week Chris Heinecken & Victor Ngcongo facilitated the Identification of Marine Species and Vessels and Gear used in Illegal Fishing training in Langebaan. They managed to arrange an offloading vessel in Saldanha Harbour for practical work. Below are images from this training session attended by officials from DEFF, SANParks, Cape Nature and SAPS.
The 3rd edition of the FishFORCE Newsletter is now available. Visit the FishFORCE website for more information.
NMBM delegates attending Introduction to Local Government Law Training this week at our North Campus Conference Centre.
Facilitated by Prof Deon Erasmus, HoD of the Law Faculty.
UNODC’s Education for Justice initiative receives Secretary-General 2020 Innovation Award The responsibility of preparing the next generation to become tomorrow’s fulfilled citizens, policymakers and leaders is one that UNODC’s Education for Justi...
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We are open to start training officials again for 2021.
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155 000 victims of modern slavery in SA NGO workers have described the exploitation of fishermen off South Africa’s shores as being “rife and rampant”.
The 2nd edition of the FishFORCE Newsletter is now available. Visit our website for more information:
You are hereby cordially invited to the launch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's E4J Grants Programme for Higher Education Institutions “Inspire.Change.Together”, of which Nelson Mandela University is one of only four recipients worldwide. The purpose of the programme is to present a framework for discussing the role of higher education in promoting justice and the rule of law and for the winners of the E4J Grants Programme to share their thoughts on how higher education can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through teaching and empowering the next generation. This is in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Call for a Decade of Action stressing the importance to include all sectors of society to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, this undertaking aims to involve a broad range of stakeholders in supporting efforts to achieve the SDGs. Prof Hennie Van As, Department of Public Law, Director of the Centre for Law in Action and FishFORCE Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy, will be one of the guest speakers. The website for the event can be found at: (https://www.unodc.org/e4j/en/tertiary/grant-programme/launch.html)
The session is open to all but participants need to register and will then get the link to attend. The launch will take place on 12 November from 16:00 – 18:00 GMT+2 (South African time).
YouTube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ7laWFQqQc
Webinar addressing corruption to address fisheries crime facilitated by Prof Hennie van As - 4 November 2020
Webinar on the topic: Addressing corruption to address fisheries crime will be facilitated by Prof Hennie van As on 4 November 2020
UN awards Nelson Mandela University Law Centre grant.
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UN awards Mandela Uni Law Centre grant #R2bP - News This grant will be used for implementing activities to strengthen the role of higher education institutions in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, particular SDG 16, in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and the Seychelles.
The FishFORCE Academy's first online course:
Fisheries and Customs officials from six east and southern African coastal States (Comoros, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and United Republic of Tanzania) are currently part of a dynamic training course in Fisheries Trade Monitoring and Compliance The course has been made possible by FishFORCE - an Academy established at the Nelson Mandela University for the training of officials who are involved in the fight against fisheries crime, through collaboration between the Nelson Mandela University and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The overall objective of the training is to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, understanding and practical skills relating to the international trade in fisheries products, in order to reduce IUU fishing and fisheries crime and to support fisheries management.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, the course has successfully been transferred to an online training platform. Participants are exposed to information on national and international laws and policies associated with fisheries trade as well as relevant institutions and private sector stakeholders. Training is provided on how to source, extract and analyse fisheries trade and catch data and to conduct comparative analysis of this data towards enhancing knowledge of possible trade in products sourced from illegal fishing, and to inform fisheries management decision-making. Participants are joining the training one day a week for five weeks and at the end of the course will complete an assessment that will evaluate their knowledge and skills on fisheries trade.
The course is facilitated by Markus Burgener, Senior Programme Coordinator with TRAFFIC - an international wildlife trade monitoring network that works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
Mandela University’s FishFORCE Academy recognised as Centre of Excellence by SADC - News The FishFORCE Academy within the Faculty of Law at Nelson Mandela University has been identified by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its Member States as a regional Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the training of Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and other law enforcemen...
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Tightening the Net 2.0 – FishFORCE Dialogue - News Nelson Mandela University recently hosted the second instalment of the FishFORCE Dialogue entitled: “Tightening the Net 2.0” over one and a half days at the North Campus Conference Centre.
We would like to thank all the participants who attended the 2 day FishFORCE Dialogue with us. We hope to see you all at our next conference 😊
Some of the Speakers that are sharing their knowledge and expertise about fisheries crime at the second instalment of the FishFORCE Dialogue.
Day 2 of the FishFORCE Dialogue has began!
Today we have various speakers presenting on topics such as: Fighting Fisheries crime to pave the way for the blue economy; Disposal of seized marine living resources and Ranching of abalone to name but a few.
Fish stock plunder costing SA billions Africa loses more than R288bn a year to fisheries crime, according to Nelson Mandela University law professor Hennie van As.
The FishFORCE Dialogue attendees include operational officials from the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, Benguela Current Commission, the South African Police Service, the National Prosecuting Authority, the Department of Environment Foresty & Fisheries and Operation Phakisa. Senior representatives from Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and Kenya are also in attendance as well as academics from Nelson Mandela University, Rhodes University and the Free University of Brussels.
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