Maldives elected as a board member of Fisheries Crime Working Group

The Interpol Fisheries Crime Working Group (FCWG) has elected the Maldives as one of the new board members.

The new board for 2020-2022 was elected bat the 8th meeting of Interpol FCWG. The newly elected board consists of Canada as the chair, Australia as vice chair along with USA, Brazil, Peru and Benin.

Fisheries Crime Working Group is an international platform for sharing expertise and experience, and developing innovative policing approaches to fisheries crime. The group engages with fisheries and tax authorities, customs, police, navies and coastguards, as well as the private sectors and non-governmental organizations to coordinate operations to bring down crime networks involved in these crimes. The group assists member countries to gather and analyze intelligence, and exchange information with the international fisheries enforcement community.