Investigative

Stop Illegal Fishing have been involved in investigations into suspected illegal fishing activity since it was founded in 2007.  

We have built a team of dedicated specialists who not only understand international fisheries but who also have detailed knowledge of the complex multi-jurisdictional nature of illegal fishing and fisheries crimes.

With undercover investigators, legal advisors, analysts and dedicated fisheries experts working closely together Stop Illegal Fishing are making a difference.

Our investigations have assisted in many arrests, convictions, penalties and enforcement actions in Africa and beyond.

Recent Posts

‘West Africa loses $1.3bn to unregulated fishing yearly’

An environmental biologist, Prof. Oyebamiji Fafioye, says Nigeria and other West African countries...

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Closed season ends! Gov’t opens sea for fishing activities

The Fisheries ministry and Fisheries Commission have officially opened the sea for artisanal...

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The crisis of Ghana’s fisheries

The fisheries sector in Ghana, beset with overfishing and a dramatic depletion of...

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Seizure of illegal fishing vessels was a step in the right direction

The recent seizure of two illegal fishing vessels by the Kenya Coast Guard...

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SIF News Categories

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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