62. The Expert from Mauritania made a presentation on the fisheries sector and the various initiatives undertaken by Government with respect to the sector. Curbing IUU fishing was essential for the Government. It has recently adopted the Fifth Strategy for Fisheries, a management plan for cephalopods and was in the process of finalising a coastal fisheries management plan. There are two vessel registries in Mauritania: a register/record of fishing licences and a register of fishing vessels. The Expert informed the Consultation that a new Fisheries Law and a Decree was adopted in 2001.