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FishCRIME 2017

FishCRIME 2017 is 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 draws together high-level participants and international experts to highlight and advance commitment to tackling the transnational and inter-continental nature of fisheries crime.

There are no more places left for the FishCRIME 2017 Symposium! Registration is now closed as of 7 August 2017. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, you may fill out the registration form here.

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Fisheries Crime Symposium Information

AGENDA

Download the 2017 draft agenda here.

VENUE

Vienna International Centre
Wagramer Strasse 5, 1400
Vienna, Austria

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

A block booking has been made at the Ibis Budget Wien Messe, Lassallestraße 7, 1020 Wien.
See: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7098-ibis-budget-wien-messe/index.shtml.
Accommodation can be booked directly with the hotel using the booking code ‘Fishcrime2017’ until mid Augsut 2017.

A block booking has been made at the Vienna Marriot Hotel, Parkring 12a, 1010 Wien.
See: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vieat-vienna-marriott-hotel/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2.
Email: vienna.marriot.info@marriothotels.com
Accommodation can be booked directly with the hotel using the booking code ‘Fishcrime2017′ until mid August 2017.

Please note that for both block bookings places are almost full so we advise booking as soon as possible.

A list of alternative recommended hotels can be downloaded here.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Excellent public transport is available from the airport to the the meeting venue. Delegates are encouraged to make use of the Vienna Airport Lines bus to the Donauzentrum that stops in front of the Vienna International Centre.
See: http://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers/arrival__parking/bus_connections.

From here, the U1 provides direct access to Vienna city centre for those delegates staying at accommodation in the city centre. Taxis are also available from the airport to the Vienna International Centre.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

All delegates should ensure, prior to departure from their home country, that they have all the necessary documents including a valid passport and necessary visas (if required) to enable them to enter and remain in Austria.

RECEPTION ON ‘THE ROLE OF NORDIC COOPERATION IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST FISHERIES CRIME’

The Nordic Council of Ministers, the North Atlantic Fisheries Intelligence Group (NA-FIG) and PescaDOLUS warmly invite all delegates to attend a welcome reception on the first day of the Symposium.

The reception will be held in the Mozart Room in the Vienna International Centre restaurant. The topic is: ‘The role of Nordic cooperation in the global fight against fisheries crime’. Drinks and appetisers will be served during the first hour.

Time and location: 18:00 in the Mozart room (the VIC restaurant)
Dress code: Business formal

REGISTRATION

Registration will take place on 25 September from 8am at the visitor’s centre at the Vienna International Centre. Specific details to follow. The opening ceremony will take place at 9am.

DRESS CODE

The dress code for the meeting will be business-formal attire.

WORKING LANGUAGE OF THE FISHERIES CRIME SYMPOSIUM

The meeting and all documentation will be conducted in English. No interpretation service will be provided. The delegates are responsible for organising their own translation and interpretation, should it be required.

FISHERIES CRIME LEGISLATION AND CASE LAW DATABASE: SHERLOC

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 https://www.unodc.org/cld/v3/sherloc/

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 elisabeth.seidl@unodc.org.

We are happy to acknowledge your contribution on the website.