The objectives of the seminar are to identify and discuss measures and actions to:
a. Increase awareness on the protection of human rights in the fishing sector along with the main legal frameworks covering the issues of IUU fishing, safety on board fishing vessels and decent working conditions;
b. Promote increased cooperation among responsible international agencies like FAO, IMO and ILO and related regional and national authorities;
c. Increase political commitment and the development of regional/national actions and measures to fight labour abuses and IUU fishing in the fishing sector; and
d. Identify possible ways of inter‐agency collaboration and future actions by concerned stakeholders.
The Seminar will be a three-day event, hosted in Victoria, Seychelles on 21 - 23 May 2019. The target audience will include participants from 10 countries: Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion (France), Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar. The small-scale fisheries sector, workers’ movements, NGOs and representatives from the industry will be included among the seminars’ participants.