November 2021 — Per Erik Bergh (CEO), Sally Frankcom (Communications Officer), Regina Dithapo (Office and Communications Assistant) participated in the eleventh meeting of the Fisheries Commission for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) West Africa Task Force (WATF).
The meeting was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on 22 – 23 November 2021. Participation of the directors and heads of monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) from the FCWC Member States, Technical Team members, and representatives of partner organizations was though in-person and online attendance.
The meeting focused on activities advancing regional cooperation and coordination to fight IUU fishing, including operational cooperation driven by the operationalisation of the FCWC Regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Centre (RMCSC). Also discussed were ongoing cases of illegal fishing, planned joint patrols, the pilot regional observers programme, implementation of port State measures, decent work in fisheries and ongoing support provided by the WATF training programme.