International policy processes

Stop Illegal Fishing also work hard to support policy change. We are embedded in the political processes and organisations in Africa – serving as the chair of the AU MCS working group, as an international technical partner in the SADC IUU Task Force, and at international fora such as COFI Stop Illegal Fishing helps to coordinate an African Voice to influence international fishery policy processes.

Stop Illegal Fishing considers ratification and future implementation of the UN FAO Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) as a significant step towards ensuring that legally caught fish enters the supply chain; to this end we have been working with many African countries to encourage and support the ratification process.

Recent Posts

President of the Republic of Mozambique oversees the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the SADC’s new MCS Centre

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Fisheries...

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South Africa works to implement legal, safe and fair fisheries

A three-day workshop was held in South Africa, Cape Town on the 16-18...

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SIF announces commitment to work with the SADC MCSCC to develop the SADC Regional Register of Fishing Vessels by 2026.

Intending to tackle the scourge of IUU fishing and safeguard maritime security and...

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Forty-first Meeting of the SADC Technical Committee on Fisheries.

The 41st meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Technical Committee on...

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What impact are we having?

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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