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.

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Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the PSMA

08 May 2023 to 12 May 2023 Indonesia The Fourth Meeting of the...

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West Africa Task Force delivers interagency port State measures training

The West Africa Task Force of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central...

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West Africa Task Force holds twelfth regional monitoring, control and surveillance meeting

The twelfth meeting of the West Africa Task Force was held in Lagos,...

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7th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop

July 30th to August 4th, 2023 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada The 7th Global...

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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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