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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

Commitment and cooperation mark the ninth meeting of the West Africa Task Force

The fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa is...

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‘Document Verification Manual: Vessel Identity’ is published

Faked, false or forged documents linked to vessel identity are widely used by...

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SADC focus on transparency of vessel records management and fishing authorization schemes

A regional workshop organised by the Southern African Development Community, in partnership with...

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FAO International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability

18-21 November 2019, Rome, Italy. Marine and inland fisheries today are at an...

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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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