Fisheries inspector (Level 1)
Press Release – february, 2019
In the Gulf of Guinea, 40% to 60% of the fish are illegally caught. The shortfall for the countries of the region is colossal. IUU fishing (illegal, unreported and unregulated) represents a serious threat to fish stocks and the marine environment. It undermines fisheries management and deprives people in coastal states of food and income. On the other hand, the abundant fish resources of the area attract suitors from all over the world, ready to cross the oceans to fish off the coast of West Africa. Finally, close links are emerging between IUU fishing and maritime piracy. The first comes to feed the second, and vice versa.
This is why ISMI organizes a training for fishery officers from February 18 to 22, 2019. This technical training corresponds with the first level of a professionalizing curriculum of fisheries inspector. This action, financed by French cooperation via the Directorate of Security and Defense Cooperation (DCSD), is supported by the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. The training will take place at the Regional Academy of Marine Science and Technology (ARSTM) in Yopougon, Abidjan.
Nearly 30 listeners from 13 countries in the Gulf of Guinea are expected. Experts from Gabon, Sierra Leone, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and France will give speeches.
Journalists are invited to attend the inaugural session of this training, which will also be paired with the launch ceremony of ISMI’s 2019 training program. It will be held at the Regional Academy of Marine Science and Technology (ARSTM – Yopougon, Niangon) on Monday, February 18 at 09:30. At the end of this session, a press conference will be organized at 10:30.
– Maylis TERTRAIS-VIEL, ISMI financial and administrative manager, deputy regional coordinator for State action at sea in the gulf of Guinea (firstname.lastname@example.org)
– Chantal Koffi, communication officer of ARSTM and ISMI (email@example.com)
– Annexa Govi, logistic coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)