FiTI on the seas

The FiTI Secretariat is actively promoting the benefits of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative, travelling on the road, through the air and on the water:

April 2017

March 2017

  • 16-17 March 2017: The International FiTI Secretariat will participate in the 10th Chatham House International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, London/UK.

December 2016

  • 2 December 2016: The FiTI Secretariat will participate in the session “Shared Planet, Shared Responsibility: Creating Multi-Stakeholder Alliances to combat Wildlife, Forest and Fisheries Crime” at the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Panama.

November 2016

  • 9 November 2016: The FiTI Secretariat organized the 5th International Advisory Group meeting of the FiTI, kindly hosted by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management with the financial assistance of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Göteborg/Sweden.

October 2016

July 2016

  • 14 July 2016: The FiTI Secretariat has been invited to organize a side-event at the 32nd session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), 12.30 – 14.00, Rome/Italy.

June 2016

  • 15 June 2016: The FiTI Secretariat organized the 4th International Advisory Group meeting of the FiTI, kindly hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain, Madrid/Spain.
  • 2-3 June 2016: The FiTI Secretariat participated in the workshop “Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements and Good governance in ATLAFCO zone” jointly organized by the ATLAFCO Secretariat and the LDAC, El Jadida/ Morocco.

May 2016

  • 23-27 May 2016: The FiTI Secretariat conducted the second feasibility study of the FiTI in Mauritania. Through interviews with different fisheries stakeholders, the goal of this study was to provide insight on the practicalities of country reporting in Mauritania. The final report will be published on the FiTI website.
  • 19 May 2016: The FiTI Secretariat attended the 6th Forum of artisanal fisheries stakeholders organized by the Aprapam: “Transparency in Senegal management of fisheries: what strategy for the sustainable development of fisheries?”, M’Bour/Senegal.

April 2016

  • 22-23 April 2016: The FiTI Secretariat hosted a 2-day Technical Working Group meeting in Berlin in order to discuss the reporting elements and methodology in more details.
  • 7-11 April 2016: The FiTI Secretariat conducted the first feasibility study of the FiTI in the Seychelles. Through interviews with different fisheries stakeholders in the Seychelles, the goal of this study was to provide insight on the practicalities of country reporting. The final report will be published on the FiTI website.

February 2016

  • 16-23 February 2016: The FiTI Secretariat conducted a country visit in Mozambique to promote the FiTI and to meet fisheries stakeholders.
  • 4 February 2016: The FiTI Secretariat organized the 3rd International Advisory Group meeting of the FiTI in Nouakchott/Mauritania, one day after the 1st International Conference of the FiTI.

January 2016

  • 18-22 January 2016: The FiTI was represented at the think tank meeting on governance of the African small-scale fisheries and its contribution to the accelerated agricultural transformation goals of Africa, Dakar/Senegal.
  • 19 January 2016: The FiTI was represented at the Blue Economy Summit II, Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates.

December 2015

  • 10-11 December 2015: The FiTI Secretariat was invited to Indonesia by H.E. Susi Pudjiastuti, the Indonesian Minister for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs in order to discuss the role of Indonesia in the FiTI. During this visit, Prof. Dr. Eigen and Mr. Biermann met H.E. Pudjiastuti in Jakarta. The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia also held a seminar with 50-70 fisheries representatives from Governments, Businesses and Civil Society organizations on the importance of transparency and participation for good governance.
  • 4 December 2015: The FiTI was introduced at the major climate conference COP21, Paris/France.

November 2015

  • 21-23 November: The FiTI was represented during the World Fisheries Day 2015, Agadir/Maroc.

October 2015

  • 26-28 October: The FiTI Secretariat was in Senegal to promote the FiTI. Amongst others, the Secretariat met members of the Senegalese Government, international organizations which are active in Senegal; civil society organizations; as well as artisanal fisheries organizations.
  • 04-07 October: The FiTI Secretariat conducted the 2nd Country Visit to Mauritania (for short report on the 1st visit click here). The Secretariat met the Mauritanian Minister for Economic Affairs and Development, H.E. Sid’Ahmed Raïss, and other Government representatives; international organizations which are active in Mauritania; as well as Mauritanian civil society organizations. This visit was the occasion to present the FiTI and to discuss the current status of the initiative as well as to plan the 1st International Conference of the FiTI.

September 2015

July 2015

April 2015