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Monitoring, control and surveillance

Protecting Canada's high seas resources and interests.

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Monitoring, control and surveillance is important to deterring illegal, unreported and unregulated activities.

Canada’s monitoring, control and surveillance activities

Aerial surveillance, at-sea and port inspections, independent and impartial observers, and vessel monitoring systems.

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing

What IUU fishing is and what we are doing about it.

Illegal, unreported and unregulated vessel listing

List of vessels known to be involved in illegal fishing activities.

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization notice of infringements

Notices issued by Canada’s NAFO inspectors.

NPAFC Operation Driftnet

Enforcement of the UN ban on high seas driftnets.

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