This discussion document is based on a webinar as part of the Blue Justice Forum webinar series, facilitated by the Blue Justice Initiative Secretariat in conjunction with the UNDP Blue Resilience project.
The theme for the webinar was the ‘Stretching the Fishnet: Addressing Crimes in the Fisheries Value Chain’.
The webinar was hosted by UNODC’s Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime (GPWLFC). It provided an overview of the UNODC approach to fisheries crime, illustrated by two examples from recent UNODC work in this area: findings on human trafficking and fisheries crime in Southeast Asia, and the UNODC Rotten Fish Guide on addressing corruption in the fisheries sector.
The expert panel consisted of: Jenna Dawson Faber, on behalf of UNODC’s Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime; Giovanni Broussard, UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime; and Tim Steele, UNODC Senior Anti-corruption Advisor. Thirty-nine participants joined the webinar from a total of 15 countries (Australia, Austria, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Togo and the UK). The webinar was moderated by the UNDP Blue Resilience Project Manager, Emma Witbooi.