12th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Register now for Chatham House's sessions discussing the latest initiatives and regulations regarding fisheries. Taking place throughout the week of 18-22 May 2020, these sessions will be useful for marine conservationists interested in the future of improving fishing practices, and the 22 May session "New Technologies and IUU Fishing" may be of particular interest to the WILDLABS community. 

Register for these webinars here.

Date published: 2020/05/14

12th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

18 May 2020 - 2:00pm to 22 May 2020 - 3:30pm


The Chatham House International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing brings together leading policymakers, researchers, industry representatives and civil society groups from across the world to discuss the latest initiatives, regulations and research in the areas of fisheries governance and trade in illegal fish products.

The 12th International Forum was originally scheduled to take place 19-20 March 2020 at Chatham House in London, but was postponed due to COVID-19. We are excited to announce that we have decided to transform the 2020 conference into a series of webinars, delivering the discussions over the course of a week (18-22 May 2020).

If you would like to attend, please register in advance for each session by clicking on the links below (where it says 'register'). Kindly note that you need to register for each webinar that you would like to participate in.

Monday, 18 May 2020


14:00-14:15:       Chatham House welcome and introduction

14:15-14:30:       Keynote speech by Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary
                                 General's Special Envoy for the Ocean

14:30-16:00:      Session 1: International cooperation to end IUU fishing

Tuesday, 19 May 2020


14:00-15:30:      Session 2: Gender and IUU fishing

Wednesday 20 May


14:00-15:30:      Session 3: Subsidies and IUU fishing

Thursday 21 May 2020


12:00-13:30:      Session 4: IUU fishing in Southeast Asia

Friday 22 May


12:00-12:15:       Chatham House concluding remarks

12:15-12:30:       Keynote speech by Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, Director
                                 General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

12:30-14:00:      Session 5: New Technologies and IUU fishing

14:00-15:30:      Session 6: Transparency and IUU fishing

15:30-15:45:       Conclusion

If you are unable to connect via Zoom, or if you have any questions about the forum in general, kindly contact Anna Aberg ([email protected]).

Get more event details and download the complete event agenda here.

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