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

Commitment and cooperation mark the ninth meeting of the West Africa Task Force

The fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa is...

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‘Document Verification Manual: Vessel Identity’ is published

Faked, false or forged documents linked to vessel identity are widely used by...

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SADC focus on transparency of vessel records management and fishing authorization schemes

A regional workshop organised by the Southern African Development Community, in partnership with...

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FAO International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability

18-21 November 2019, Rome, Italy. Marine and inland fisheries today are at an...

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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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