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Stop Illegal Fishing has been operating effectively since 2007 when it was founded as a network to combat illegal fishing for countries of southern Africa.    

Bringing together professionals, experts and champions to lead the African campaign 
against illegal fishing 
Stop Illegal Fishing provides a unique mechanism that is able to provide innovative approaches to established issues.

By working in partnership with governments, regional and continental organisations like the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordination Agency of the African Union, civil society, monitoring control and surveillance practitioners, NGOs, universities, intergovernmental organizations and the global fishing industry, the Stop Illegal Fishing network is in a unique position to tackle illegal fishing.

Our FISH-i Africa Task Force is a good example of how an effective network of committed and well motivated practitioners can make a difference. Bringing together eight member countries, a Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, a Regional Economic Body and international experts has led to new way of tackling old issues. At the core of its effectiveness is the trust and communication that has been built through FISH-i Africa.

Recent Posts

FG approves patrol boats to curb Illegal fishing

Worried by the incessant attacks on trawlers on waters by sea robbers, the...

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EJF UNCOVERS ILLEGAL SHARK FINNING AND KILLING OF DOLPHINS AND TURTLES IN TAIWAN’S TUNA EXPORT INDUSTRY

Dolphins harpooned and butchered for use as bait to catch sharks; thousands of...

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Seafood, retail giants work to improve global seafood information flow

With the help of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Food Traceability Center,...

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African Countries Lack Ability to Exploit, Protect Resources

Marine security, overfishing, dumping of toxic waste, piracy and unregulated mining topped the...

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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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