Stop Illegal Fishing has played a role in the growing awareness and interest in illegal fishing over the last decade. This is essential to bring about change whether that is through political decision making or consumer influence.
With evidence from activities and investigations throughout Africa, Stop Illegal Fishing is active in raising awareness, working for change and in pushing for policy reform.
Engagement with the media has been crucial to exert pressure on authorities in a number of the illegal fishing cases we have been involved in. Increasingly social media is also contributing to identifying illegality and in ensuring that the relevant authorities take action.
By raising awareness of and debatating the impacts of illegal fishing in Africa we can increase transparency, reduce corruption, increase peer pressure among nation States and MCS practitioners. This all contributes to and encourages pan-African cooperation to combat illegal fishing.
Our series of Case Studies offers evidence-based information on the challenges faced in stopping illegal fishing and the next steps and policy needs.
SIF has provided support to port inspections in Maputo, Mozambique; using body cameras...
In April 2019 an unlicensed Kenyan shipping agent recruited thirteen crewmembers to work...
A new practical manual Evidence Collection Manual for Fisheries Enforcement: Implementing Port State...
1-5 February 2021 Rome, Italy For more information go to: http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/cofi/documents-cofi34/en/