Well-informed, engaged fisheries professionals are vital to ensuring an end to illegal fishing. Working at the front line often in difficult circumstances fisheries inspectors and MCS officers play a crucial role in increasing compliance in the fishery sector, identifying illegal behavior, bringing criminals to justice.
Building human and institutional capacity has been a core part of Stop Illegal Fishing’s activity throughout Africa. Training events have been conducted in Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire,Ghana, Liberia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Tanzania with participants from more than 30 African countries.
Stop Illegal Fishing has organised a range of training events on port State measures, flag State responsibilities, overall monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS), community monitoring, national plans of action IUU and inter-agency cooperation in MCS.
Building human capacity enables better handling of the complex cases that result from the multi jurisdictional nature of fisheries violations and fisheries crimes.
Stop Illegal Fishing Commitment to SADC MCSCC
On 9 March 2023, Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) delivered a message of support...
The SADC Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre – set to enter into force in April 2023
Gaborone, 9 March 2023. The Republic of Botswana became the eleventh signatory of...
Angola: Training in port State measures
The Nelson Mandela University in cooperation with Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) conducted training...
FCWC 14th Session of the Conference of Ministers – fisheries management for a sustainable blue economy
The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) 14th Session...