Building global capacity to combat transnational organized crime in fisheries
Blue Resilience Project
Knowledge-based learning towards improved cooperation between agencies in developing countries.
Blue Justice Community
Digital tools for secure intergovernmental cooperation to combat fisheries crime.
Blue Fairness Project
An analytical tool to estimate human trafficking in the fishing industry.
Blue Enforcement Project
Capacity building in the container supply chain and at sea fisheries enforcement
Blue Crime Dialogue Forum
A cross-disciplinary knowledge forum with the aim to facilitate the sharing of knowledge between research communities and practitioners and policy makers in public administration on strategies to prevent fisheries crime.
The Blue Justice Initiative (BJI) supports the two Ministerial Declarations on Transnational Organized Crime in the Global Fishing Industry.
The Blue Justice Theory of Change
Transnational organized fisheries crime is a global problem that requires multifaceted, knowledge-based solutions. As interdependent members of the global community, there is a need to work cooperatively to gain knowledge of the dynamics of crime, criminals, crime prevention and law enforcement – and to identify, evaluate and implement the best measures to address the underlying problems associated with transnational organized fisheries crime.
The BJI Theory of Change is that this goal is best achieved through close dialogue with – and invested involvement by – the affected countries in seeking solutions. The aim of the BJI is to attain an integrated understanding of the problems in this field, including their complexity and diversity, and the multifaceted solutions needed to address them at all levels, that is, nationally, regionally and internationally.
The BJI is also about tangible change. The global community has set ambitious targets in the Agenda for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger, protect life below water, promote decent work for all and promote peace, justice and strong institutions. Transnational organized crime in the global fishing industry undermine the SDGs, and the aim of Blue Justice Initiative is to operationalize the tools needed to address this problem.
Blue Justice Secretariat
At the time of the adoption of the Copenhagen Declaration in 2018, the Ministers present agreed to establish a Secretariat to maintain and support the Declaration that would be based at the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.