In 2019, European Union (EU) provided a grant of €100 000 to support CCAMLR to identify and deter illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities that undermine the objectives of the CAMLR Convention. In order to meet the objectives of the grant, INTERPOL was contracted for 2020–2021 (with a no-cost extension granted to June 2022 due to Covid-19 pandemic). The EU has provided an additional grant of €200 000 to CCAMLR for an 18 month project ‘Support to CCAMLR compliance and governance’, of which €70 000 will be directed at continuing collaborative work with INTERPOL to identify and deter IUU fishing activity during 2022–2024. This paper provides the final report submitted by INTERPOL in relation to activities related to the initial 2019 grant as well as an overview of anticipated activities under the new EU grant for 2022–2024.
Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)
Dr David Agnew (CCAMLR Secretariat)