Event location: Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Conference Centre

Event date and time: 09/03/2020 08:30:00

FishFORCE, a Fisheries Crime Law Enforcement Academy, established in 2016 and housed at the Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa will host a one and a half-day dialogue on fisheries crime on 9 and 10 March 2020.

Some of the topics that will be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Marine living resources as national resources.
  • The requirements for and preparation of expert witness statements in the context of marine living resources.
  • Implementation of Mutual Legal Assistance Agreements.
  • Disposal of seized marine living resources.
  • The use of drone technology for purposes of gathering intelligence and its evidential value.
  • The conversion of intelligence into evidence.
  • The WWF v DAFF case and the 2020 total allowable catch allocation for lobster
  • The extent of poaching of marine living resources and the prioritisation of crimes by police services.
  • Case Study: How Vietnam has tried to accommodate and adjust to the EU IUU regulations

The dialogue will be attended by a variety of international and local agencies and organisations, including UNODC, SADEC, INTERPOL, FAO, Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, Benguela Current Commission, senior representatives from Indonesia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Seychelles, SAPS, NPA, Hawks, DEFF and Operation Phakisa.


Contact information
Mr Sandiso Nombona
Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator
Tel: 0415044894