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.
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
The 2012 Cape Town Agreement (hereinafter the Agreement),
adopted by a
Diplomatic Conference, under the auspices of the
Organization (IMO), provides standards on the design,
construction and equipment of fishing vessels and includes regulations designed
to protect the safety of crews and observers, and provide a level playing field
for the industry.
Further details of
the Agreement we will publish in our next issue.