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

FCWC 14th Session of the Conference of Ministers – fisheries management for a sustainable blue economy

The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) 14th Session...

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12th Meeting of the SADC RTT in the Seychelles

The 12th Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Technical Team...

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Madagascar resumes consultations on national strategy to implement PSMA and related instruments

A workshop on the resumed formulation of a national strategy and action plan...

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National interagency workshop on implementing IUU port state measures in Namibia

Nelson Mandela University, through FishFORCE, hosted two workshops on port State measures from...

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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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