Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS)

MCS is the mechanism for implementation of agreed policies, plans or strategies for fisheries management. The absence of MCS operations would render a fisheries management scheme incomplete and ineffective.

I have experience and offer services in the following aspects of MCS:

  • Monitoring: Support and training in the collection, measurement and analysis of fishing activities including: catches, species composition, fishing effort, discards, area of operations, etc.
  • Control: Support in the specification of the terms and conditions under which resources can be harvested, under the framework of national fisheries legislation and other transnational arrangements
  • Surveillance: Support and training in the supervision of fishing activities to ensure that national legislation, terms, conditions of access and management measures are observed.