Project Scale is an INTERPOL project to support member countries in identifying, deterring and disrupting transnational fisheries crime. The project was launched during the 1st INTERPOL International Fisheries Enforcement Conference on 26 February 2013 at the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon, France. The Conference was followed by the first meeting of the INTERPOL Fisheries Crime Working Group. Project Scale is supported by the Government of Norway, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the United States Department of State.
Aims of Project Scale
- Raise awareness regarding fisheries crime and its consequences;
- Support institutionalized cooperation between national agencies and international partners, such as through the establishment of National and Regional Environmental Security Task Forces (NESTs and RESTs);
- Assess the needs of vulnerable member countries to effectively address fisheries crimes;
- Facilitate regional and international operations to suppress crime, disrupt trafficking routes, and ensure the enforcement of national legislation.