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

Ghana’s SOP Workshop of the West Africa Task Force (WATF) Technical Team

The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) held a...

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President of the Republic of Mozambique oversees the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the SADC’s new MCS Centre

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Fisheries...

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South Africa works to implement legal, safe and fair fisheries

A three-day workshop was held in South Africa, Cape Town on the 16-18...

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SIF announces commitment to work with the SADC MCSCC to develop the SADC Regional Register of Fishing Vessels by 2026.

Intending to tackle the scourge of IUU fishing and safeguard maritime security and...

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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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