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Launch: Blue Resilience project in cooperation with the Blue Justice Initiative

On Wednesday 16 September 2020 the Blue Resilience project will be launched. The project is in cooperation with the Blue Justice Initiative via the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

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Second Blue Justice Forum webinar held: Human Trafficking the Fisheries Sector: The Indonesian Example

The second webinar in the series of the Blue Justice Forum, facilitated by the UNDP’s Blue Resilience project in conjunction with the Blue Justice Initiative’s Secretariat, was held on 3 September 2020. The webinar was hosted by the Indonesia Ocean Justice Initiative (IOJI) and attracted considerable attention, focusing on the disturbing and important topic of ‘Human Trafficking the Fisheries Sector: The Indonesian Example’. The webinar was led by an expert panel comprising: Wawan Fahrudin (Coordinator of Professional Workers of the …

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First Blue Justice Forum webinar held: The SDGs and Organized Crime in Fisheries

The Blue Justice Forum, facilitated by the UNDP’s Blue Resilience project in conjunction with the Blue Justice Initiative’s Secretariat, was launched on 27 August 2020 by a highly informative webinar entitled ‘How do the UN Sustainable Development Goals address and help to tackle organized crime in the fisheries sector?’ Julia Kercher, Senior Expert on Governance and Peacekeeping (SDG 16) at the Oslo Governance Centre, presented on the topic followed by a Q&A session. Attended by 36 participants from a total …

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Covid-19 Implications Fisheries Crime

Consultation on Covid-19 Implications for Fisheries Crime Law Enforcement

On the 29 June 2020 the Blue Justice Initiative in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a consultation on COVID-19 implications for Fisheries Crime Law Enforcement. The consultation had participation of experts from Colombia, Senegal, Norway, Morocco, Kenya and organizations such as UNODC, UNDP, Indonesian Ocean Justice Initiative (IOJI) and CEMLAWS (Ghana). Based on the discussions some general observations was made and it is obvious that the COVID-19 crisis is challenging. This applies particularly for vulnerable coastal …

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Blue Justice Initiative’s liaison at the Norwegian Police

As of July 2020, the Secretariat of the Blue Justice Initiative will have a fisheries liaison at the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim). Eve de Coning will join the analysis unit of Økokrim, where she will assist Økokrim and Norwegian police units with fisheries crime-related issues, including those that pertain to the Blue Justice Initiative. De Coning was until recently the fisheries liaison to Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB Oslo) at the …

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Scotland supports Copenhagen Declaration

Scotland supports the Copenhagen Declaration

On the 25 November 2019 the Scottish Fisheries Minister, Fergus Ewing, gave his formal support to the Copenhagen Declaration in Oslo.

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What is Fisheries Crime?

PescaDOLUS is an independent international fisheries crime research network that engages in the generation of knowledge and awareness around the adverse impacts of organised fisheries crime and measures to address the problem. It has produced an educational video on fisheries crime.

PescaDOLUS is a partner in the Blue Justice Initiative

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