Global Fisheries Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) Report

RELEASE YEAR: 2019

AUTHORS: Pramod Ganapathiraju

OVERVIEW:

Policing the Open Seas report is the most comprehensive global evaluation of Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) to date covering more than 80 countries. This report document’s latest information to draw a picture of the gaps & strengths in MCS infrastructure, inspections and capabilities in each nation to tackle and control Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Over a seven year period more than 180 enforcement officials, MCS experts and Government officers from 84 countries were contacted for consultation and feedback at different stages of this compliance analysis. 52 confidential interviews were also conducted with enforcement officials in developing countries. It is pertinent to note that there is hardly any published literature to estimate MCS effectiveness in the fisheries sector and hence this global study constitutes the first step in seeking accountability from coastal states.

Using a wide range of interviews and in-country consultations with both military and civilian agencies, the report exemplifies the best attempt by the author(s) at evaluation of MCS compliance using 12 questions derived from international fisheries laws. The twelve questions are divided into two evaluation fields, (MCS Infrastructure and Inspections). Complete details of the methods and results of this global evaluation would be published shortly through a global report later next year.

A series of 43 country reports will made public in the coming months and the rest will be published as a book through a global report later next year.

GLOBAL REPORTS (COUNTRY-WISE)

  1. ANGOLA
  2. ALGERIA
  3. ARGENTINA
  4. AUSTRALIA
  5. BANGLADESH
  6. BENIN
  7. BRAZIL
  8. BRUNEI
  9. CAMBODIA
  10. CAMEROUN
  11. CANADA
  12. CAPE VERDE
  13. CHILE
  14. CHINA
  15. COLOMBIA
  16. COOK ISLANDS
  17. COTE D’IVOIRE
  18. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
  19. ECUADOR
  20. EGYPT
  21. EQUATORIAL GUINEA
  22. FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
  23. FIJI
  24. FRANCE
  25. GABON
  26. GAMBIA
  27. GHANA
  28. GUINEA
  29. GUINEA BISSAU
  30. GUYANA
  31. ICELAND
  32. IRELAND
  33. INDIA
  34. INDONESIA
  35. IRAN
  36. JAPAN
  37. KENYA
  38. KIRIBATI
  39. LIBERIA
  40. LIBYA
  41. MADAGASCAR
  42. MALAYSIA
  43. MALDIVES
  44. MAURITANIA
  45. MAURITIUS
  46. MEXICO
  47. MOROCCO
  48. MOZAMBIQUE
  49. MYANMAR
  50. NAMIBIA
  51. NEW ZEALAND
  52. NIGERIA
  53. NORTH KOREA
  54. NORWAY
  55. OMAN
  56. PALAU
  57. PANAMA
  58. PAKISTAN
  59. PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  60. PERU
  61. PHILIPPINES
  62. RUSSIAN FEDERATION
  63. SAUDI ARABIA
  64. SENEGAL
  65. SEYCHELLES
  66. SIERRA LEONE
  67. SOLOMON ISLANDS
  68. SOMALIA
  69. SOUTH AFRICA
  70. REPUBLIC OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA)
  71. SRI LANKA
  72. SWEDEN
  73. TAIWAN
  74. TANZANIA
  75. THAILAND
  76. TIMOR-LESTE
  77. TOGO
  78. TONGA
  79. TUNISIA
  80. TUVALU
  81. UNITED KINGDOM
  82. VANUATU
  83. VIETNAM
  84. YEMEN