On May 12th 2021 the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) will officially launch the Regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Centre (RMCSC). The aim of the RMCSC is to address major national, regional and global challenges in stopping illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and related fisheries crimes. This will be achieved through pooling and analysing information, working in a cooperative manner, promoting cooperation with relevant regional and national authorities and institutions, and building capacity. The RMCSC will develop and support the following activities: • Vessel monitoring. • Regional Record of Authorised Fishing Vessels. • At-sea patrols. • Regional Observer Programme. • Training and capacity building.