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

Tenth meeting of the West Africa Task Force celebrates progress to end illegal fishing

The Fisheries Commission for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC), through the...

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The Role of Observers in Combatting IUU Fishing in SADC Region

11 October 2021 12H00 – 13H00 (UTC) SADC WEBINAR SERIES SADC Secretariat, in...

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7th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop

1-5 August 2022 Halifax, Canada The 7th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW)...

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SADC Webinar on Port State Measures- Keeping Illegally Caught Fish out of SADC Markets

09 September 2021 11H00 – 13H00 (UTC+2) Commemorating 20 Years of the SADC...

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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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