AN INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE AGAINST TRANSNATIONAL ORGANISED CRIME IN THE GLOBAL FISHING INDUSTRY

Blue Justice Conference 2023

23-24 March 2023

Working together against fisheries crime using digital innovation

"The work against transnational organized crime in the global fishing industry started with a few dedicated individuals and a handful of countries almost fifteen years ago. Norway has supported a number of projects and a series of international conferences on this issue during these years. Two important milestones were the adoption of expert recommendations in 2015 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and the Copenhagen Declaration in 2018. Since then, we have seen the rise of a movement against transnational organized crime in the global fishing industry, with the support of nearly one third of the world’s Coastal States. I hope that the Blue Justice Conference will be successful by giving this important topic the global attention which it deserves."

Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran
Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy

Objectives

Blue Justice Conference 2023 objectives are:

  • Share
    To share experiences, highlight challenges and inspire creative solutions towards strengthened inter-agency cooperation and international cooperation to address fisheries crime.
  • Showcase
    To highlight innovative digital tools and opportunities available through the Norwegian Blue Justice Initiative to address fisheries crime, such as the Blue Justice Community digital platform administrated by UNDP.
  • Support
    To facilitate technical support in use of these digital tools, including AIS and Satellite based information.

Agenda

23 MARCH

A.M.

Opening Ceremony

Blue Justice Community: sharing experiences in inter-agency cooperation

Launch of digital innovative tools through the Blue Justice initiative

P.M.

High-Level meeting for the Parties to the Copenhagen Declaration Launch of a Blue Justice regional Hub

Reception

24 MARCH: Operational

A.M.

Research Community Forum

P.M.

Expert-led inter-agency training exercise: Blue Justice Community operational representatives

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