13-14 October 2016, OECD, Paris
There is great concern about the growth of criminal activities including human trafficking, smuggling of migrants, corruption and tax fraud, that are carried out by individuals working within or making use of the fishing industry. These crimes are frequently linked to vessels that carry out illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. These crimes are undermining governments’ capacity to enforce policy, promote food security, reduce poverty, fund public expenditure and support development activities.
In response, this joint OECD-FAO-UNODC event will offer a platform to policy makers and various stakeholders to discuss pressing legal and operational difficulties with the aim to support efforts and reinforce international co-operation towards mutual assistance to combat tax crime and other serious crimes in the fisheries sectors.
Learn more about fisheries crimes:
International, regional and national-level co-operation is needed to fight fisheries crime (OECD Insights, 11 October 2016)
Evading the Net: Tax Crime in the Fisheries Sector (OECD, 2013)