Colombian Caucuses Analyze the Implications on Illegal Fishing in Country

October 24, 2018
Colombian Caucuses Analyze the Implications on Illegal Fishing in Country

On October 3, the Conservation Caucus (CCC), the Colombian Oceans Caucus (COC) and ICCF Colombia, together with the Center of Investigations and High Legislative Studies (CAEL), hosted a multi-sectoral roundtable discussion analyzing the topic of illegal fishing and its implications for sustainable development in the country.

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On October 3, the Conservation Caucus (CCC), the Colombian Oceans Caucus (COC) and ICCF Colombia, together with the Center of Investigations and High Legislative Studies (CAEL), hosted a multi-sectoral roundtable discussion analyzing the topic of illegal fishing and its implications for sustainable development in the country.

The roundtable discussion was led by congress members of the CCC and the COC. Panelists for the discussion included Navy Captain Alex Fernando Ferrero, Executive Secretary of the Colombian Ocean Commission (CCO); Navy Captain Carlos Augusto Delgado, commander of the Colombian Coast Guard; Johan Bergenas, Director of Public Policy for Vulcan; Melania Guerra, oceanographer of Vulcan; Jorge Jiménez, Regional Director of Marviva; Mario Rueda, Program Coordinator of the Program for the Assessment and Use of Marine and Coastal Resources for Invemar; Luz Marina Mantilla, Director of the Amazon Institute of Scientific Investigations (SINCHI); Adriana Milena Suárez Quintero, Environmental Director of Fundamar; Víctor Luís Palau Albiol, Executive DIrector for the National Fishing Federation; Jorge Chica, community leader and representative before the government of ZEPA, the Exclusive Zone of Artisanal Fishing - Bahía Solano and Juradó; Martha Lucia de la Plava from the FAO Colombia. The roundtable discussion was moderated by Matilde Ceravolo Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to Colombia and Luis Zapata, Program Coordinator for the Marine Coastal Program of WWF.

Members attending the roundtable primarily concluded that illegal fishing is a topic that requires coordinated work from all parties involved. Illegal fishing impacts continental zones, like the Amazon, SDGs for food security, decent employment, climate change, sustainable production and consumption that affects continental zones.

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