Source: Government of Norway
News story | Date: 15/09/2020 | Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen and Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein launches a UN-led project on Wednesday 16 September to combat fishing crime.
Fisheries crime is a widespread and complex problem, and developing countries in particular are losing substantial resources and potential revenues. In addition to the loss of tax and export revenues, fisheries crime also has negative impacts on food safety and the living conditions of coastal populations. Norway is providing developing countries with assistance in this area and is now supporting the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with 3,4 million NOK to assist developing countries through their project “Blue Resilience”.
The launch of the project will be on this page Wednesday the 16 September at 10.00 CET and will include addresses by the Norwegian Fisheries- and seafood minister, Norwegian Minister for Development, UNDPs administrator and the Fisheries Minister from Fiji.