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

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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