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FishCRIME 2017

FishCRIME 2017 was the third in the series of international fisheries crime symposiums initiated in 2015. Held in Cape Town, South Africa, FishCRIME 2015 was a first step towards initiating a global dialogue amongst diverse experts, academics, governments and international agencies on the topic of fisheries crime. The momentum of this conversation continued in FishCRIME 2016 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where the focus was on addressing fisheries crime throughout the value chain. FishCRIME 2017 drew together high-level participants and international experts to highlight and advance commitment to tackling the transnational and inter-continental nature of fisheries crime.

Fisheries Crime Symposium Information


Download the 2017 draft agenda here.

FishNET: Fisheries Crime Training Side Event

25 September, 12:45-13:30

Download the flyer here.

Professional Coastguards: Tackling Maritime Crime on the Sea

26 September, 12:20

Download the flyer here.


Vienna International Centre
Wagramer Strasse 5, 1400
Vienna, Austria


SHERLOC is an online knowledge management portal for sharing electronic resources and laws on organised crime. The platform aims to promote communication between States, judicial agencies, law enforcement agencies, academics, civil society and other organisations, and has been developed to easily provide access to legal cases and legislation related to countries’ implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

To find out more, please visit

To support the further development of the SHERLOC portal, especially in regards to fisheries crime, we would like to ask you to provide national laws as well as criminal cases concerning fisheries crime that you are aware of. Please note that this includes cases and laws that may not directly refer to illegality regarding fishing or fish per se but to criminal offences that may occur at any point, on land or at sea, along the supply and value chain in the fisheries sector. National legislation can be submitted in any language and can be translated into English. In order to upload specific cases we require actual judgements, preferably in one of the six UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish).

If you would like to submit legislation and criminal cases for upload or if you have any questions about the platform, please contact Ms. Elisabeth Seidl at

We are happy to acknowledge your contribution on the website.