NOAA's Participation in WSSD — Monitoring, Control and Surveillance|
The riches found in the world's oceans are increasingly under siege from poachers and those who plunder living marine environments. Large-scale illegal harvests of fish and despoliation of marine resources are widely recognized as serious problems and are the focus of many existing international agreements.
NOAA supports the International Network for the Cooperation and Coordination of Fisheries-Related Monitoring Control and Surveillance Network (MCS Network), in its efforts to more effectively enforce conservation measures designed to protect world fisheries and ecosystems.
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Last Updated: 8/21/02