Matthew Camilleri

Head, Fishing Operations and Technology Branch, FAO

Dr. Matthew Camilleri, graduated in fisheries science and ocean science from the University of Plymouth (UK) where he went on to obtain a Ph.D. in fisheries management. He is a chartered biologist and a member of the Royal Society of Biology (UK).

Dr Camilleri served as a consultant to the Maltese government on fisheries management and as head of the Malta Centre for Fisheries Sciences between 1998 and 2007. He joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007 and currently holds the post of Fishery Liaison Officer. His responsibilities include the promotion and monitoring of the implementation of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and other international fisheries instruments, especially those aiming to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. He leads FAO’s capacity-development programme on the implementation of the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures.



9 November 2017
In this article, the author assesses actions states and the international community should take to address illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. These actions include the global implementation of the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA). The promotion, regulation, and monitoring...

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