Paris, France | 13-14 October 2016
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 offered 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.
For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD).