January 2016 Announcement:

The International MCS Network may accept proposals of private companies active in the field of fisheries MCS to participate to the 5th GFETW as follows:

  • Set up exhibition stand outside the plenary meeting room for displaying equipment and publicity as well as distribution of publicity materials
  • Participation to the plenary sessions of the 5th GFETW open for participants from private companies

Participation of private companies to the 5th GFETW will imply a financial contribution for participation costs to be paid in advance. The Steering Committee charged with the organization of the 5th GFETW will consider any proposals from private companies active in the field of fisheries MCS which include sponsorship for participation of participants from developing countries to the 5th GFETW. The Steering Group will not endorse or promote to GFETW participants any particular commercial company or product making use of this facility.

PRE-registration is now open for the 5th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (5th GFETW) March 7-11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, for interested participants.

Follow this link to the 5th GFETW Pre-registration portal hosted by Eventbrite, and enter the requested information: Each prospective participant must be pre-registered separately.

Participation in the 5th GFETW is limited to 200 persons, and fisheries MCS officers representing Network member countries will receive priority consideration. However, no GFETW would be complete without other MCS experts representing governments, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector. Therefore, all MCS experts are invited to pre-register, and we hope to be able to invite many of you to participate.

Selected participants will be notified by early December and asked to complete registration by either purchasing a ticket (USD350.00 via Pay Pal) or entering an exemption code. Developing country representatives are eligible for sponsorship, but the number of delegates that can be sponsored will depend on availability of resources.

To increase your chances of selection, you may also want to consider submitting an abstract for a presentation in response to the Call for Abstracts or entering the 2nd Stop IUU Fishing Award contest.

  • Stop IUU contest entries must be submitted by November 6, 2015
  • Abstracts for presentations should be sent as soon as possible to be considered for the 5th GFETW programme