The Issues

One in four fish in Africa is caught illegally, this threatens the sustainability of fish stocks, damages the ecosystem and deprives governments of income and people of livelihoods.

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Our Approach

Creating change by informing policy and practice, our hands on experience and investigative work means we are often the first to spot new trends and find ways to challenge these.

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Our Initiatives

Illegal fishing is a complex issue that requires multifaceted responses. Stop Illegal Fishing are working with a range of organisations to bring about change.

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Our commitment to change

Stop Illegal Fishing is an independent, African based Not for Profit organisation committed to ending the devastating impacts of illegal fishing across all African fisheries. It is only through the eradication of illegal fishing that African nations and their people will enjoy the full benefits of stable and increased revenues from their fishery resources.

Stop Illegal Fishing is dedicated to working in partnership with governments, civil society, NGOs, intergovernmental organisations and the fishing industry. Stop Illegal Fishing is harnessing the necessary international support and growing African commitment to support positive change. Through a mix of facilitation, capacity building, empowerment and support for on-going and new initiatives, Stop Illegal Fishing is proud to be part of the global effort to put an end to illegal fishing and related crimes.


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