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Feb 24

Fiji becomes first country to test the Blue Justice Community

On 22-23 February 2021, the first Blue Justice Community workshop was arranged in Suva, Fiji, in collaboration between the Blue Justice Initiative Secretariat in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries , UNDP’s Nordic Representative Office (NRO), the Fijian Ministry of Fisheries, and the UNDP country office in Fiji.  …

Dec 16

Nicaragua signed the Copenhagen Declaration

On the 3rd of December 2020 Foreign Minister Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres of Nicaragua signed the international declaration against transnational organized crime in the global fishing industry. Minister Moncada Colindres also attended the high level Blue Justice Conference on the 10th December where he stated: “The Government of Nicaragua considers …

Dec 15

Panama formally supports the Copenhagen Declaration

On the 3rd of December 2020 it was confirmed through the Panamanian Embassy in Stockholm that they formally supports the Copenhagen Declaration in order to “build capacity that supports cross-border cooperation between countries to create a sustainable and fair blue economy free from fisheries crime”. 

Nov 25

The Blue Justice Forum webinar series has become a platform with global reach

The Blue Justice Forum webinar series was launched back in August 2020 by the UNDP Blue Resilience project in conjunction with the Blue Justice Initiative’s Secretariat. The aim was to create a platform where experts and stakeholders from all corners of the world could gather on a weekly basis to …

Sep 14

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.

Fishing boat
Sep 03

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 …

Overfishing
Aug 27

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 …

Covid-19 Implications Fisheries Crime
Jun 29

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 …

Jun 01

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 …

Scotland supports Copenhagen Declaration
Nov 25

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.

North Atlantic House Copenhagen
Oct 30

NA-FIG Inter-agency Workshop and Table Top Exercise held in Copenhagen

Supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers On 29-30 October 2019, North Atlantic House, Copenhagen, the North Atlantic Fisheries Intelligence Group (NA-FIG) arranged a workshop and table top exercise (TTX) on fisheries crime with the financial support of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The workshop and TTX had 45 participants …

Fisheries Crime Lunch
Oct 24

Fisheries Crime lunch during Our Ocean 2019

Norway was the host of Our Ocean 2019 on 23-24 October this year. During this event the Norwegian Minister for Fisheries and Seafood Harald T. Nesvik invited ministers from a number of countries to a luncheon to discuss transnational organized crime in the global fishing industry. During Our Ocean 2019 …

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