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Tackling Illegal Fishing with TMT

This Chapter Ltd continue our communications assistance in 2023 to respected fisheries intelligence, analysis and capacity building organisation, TMT.

We support the organisation's communications in a broad capacity including:

  • Press and media relations

  • Report and project launches

  • Project management, design & delivery of communications materials including report development, banners etc

  • Design, development and management of the website

  • Writing and publishing news posts to the website

  • Monitoring and updating social media channels Twitter & LinkedIn

  • TMT communications support for the Joint Analytical Cell (JAC)

  • Brand guardianship

  • Team building event design and delivery

Illegal fishing and associated crime occurs in all jurisdictions – both within the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of countries, and on the high seas. Illegal operators maximise profit by exploiting loopholes and weaknesses in international enforcement capacity and law - including vessel flag and name jumping, use of shell-companies, exploitation of low-income countries, and crimes outside of fisheries law such as document forgery and crew exploitation.

Globally there are gaps in both regional cooperation between countries, and inter-agency cooperation at the national level. This leads to a piecemeal approach to the investigation of fisheries related crimes.

TMT's work has highlighted that more often than not the information needed to pursue illegal fishing activities is not being collected, analysed, shared and stored in a systematic manner so that it can be used when needed to undertake effective enforcement action.

TMT is an international not-for-profit organisation based in Norway, with staff also in Ghana, Taiwan, Belgium and the UK. TMT works globally, with a priority on areas at high risk of illegal fishing activities and has a particular focus on African Coastal States where capacity and resources are extremely limited.


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