2nd Stop IUU Fishing Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2nd Stop IUU Fishing Award contest were the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), which is composed of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion and Seychelles, and Peru’s Ministerio de la Producción.

Toky Rasoloarimanana, IOC, Marcel Kroese, iOC, Daniel Collachagua, Ministerio de la Producción, Peru

Toky Rasoloarimanana, IOC, Marcel Kroese, IOC, Daniel Collachagua, Ministerio de la Producción, Peru

The top prize was awarded to the IOC-Smartfish for its “Small Pelagic Fishing Vessel License Pilot”, under which licensing authorities affixed colored plastic tags to registered vessels. The project proved effective, and its elegant simplicity made it accessible and replicable for other developing countries. It was the unanimous choice for first place of all five judges on the Judging Panel.

WINNING PROJECTS (First through Third Places)Photo of Small Vessel Registration Tags (IOC, Stop IUU Winner)
  • IOC-SmartFish: Pilot Project on Fishing Vessel Registration and Licensing in Tanzania (See photo to left and 5th GFETW Presentation (PDF) Here)
  • IOC-SmartFish Programme: Projects on destructive fishing gear; Multi-Agency Task Force against Blast Fishing (See 5th GFETW Presentation (PDF) Here and video below)
  • Peru: SMS SISESAT Application for the monitoring, control and surveillance of fishing activity to facilitate the fight against IUU fishing (See 5th GFETW Presentation (PDF) Here and video below (in Spanish))