Regional Webinars on Fishing Vessel Safety

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A series of webinars promoting the importance of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety are taking place in 2021. Organized by IMO, in cooperation with The Pew Charitable Trusts, the webinars provide a platform to get more insight into the Agreement and share lessons learned from States that have already ratified the Agreement, or are currently in the process of doing so.

Upcoming webinar: 

North Africa and the Middle East Webinar on the Ratification and Implementation of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement (13-14 April 2021)

This will be the third in the series of regional webinars promoting the importance of ratifying and implementing the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety.

Details: To be Announced

Contact: fvs@imo.org


Past Webinars: 

Africa Region Webinar on the Ratification and Implementation of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement (23-24 February 2021)

The use of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement as a tool to drastically improve the safety record of the fishing industry formed the focus of a webinar held for decision-makers from maritime administrations and fishery authorities in Africa (23-24 February). 

Speakers pointed out that the continuing and alarmingly high number of fishing vessel personnel fatalities and of fishing vessels reported lost every year could be reduced by global, uniform and effective implementation of the Agreement. 

Read more about this webinar here


Latin America and Caribbean Region Webinar on the Ratification and Implementation of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement (23-24 November 2020)

IMO has held the first in a new series of regional webinars promoting the importance of ratifying and implementing the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety. The event, for the Latin America and Caribbean region (23-24 November), covered technical aspects, lessons learned from the ratification, identification of issues related to the ratification, and combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities. It also included panel discussions and expert presentations.


The objective of the series is to maintain the momentum of the Ministerial Conference, held in Torremolinos, Spain in October 2019. By sharing lessons learned by States that have already ratified the Agreement, or are currently in the process of doing so, the webinars will help to identify any barriers that hinder progress towards the widespread acceptance and effective implementation of the Agreement.  

Read more about this webinar here