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

Regional Technical Team meets to advance the SADC Regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre

The Sixth Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Technical Team...

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Iranian flagged fishing vessels identified operating illegally in Somali EEZ

Revelations of the continuing presence of unauthorised vessels operating illegally in Somali waters...

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Corruption and fisheries: risks and opportunities

Stop Illegal Fishing delivered a series of two webinars in conjunction with the...

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TRAFFIC report highlights unsustainable trade in seahorses

A new report from NGO TRAFFIC, ‘Seahorse trade dynamics from Africa to Asia’,...

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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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