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.
Fortieth Meeting of the SADC Technical Committee on Fisheries
The 40th meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Technical Committee on...
Nigeria: “Interagency cooperation is vital to increase compliance and stop fight IUU fishing”
Representatives from agencies involved in monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) of fisheries activities...
Namibia sets priorities to enhance engagement in regional efforts against IUU fishing
Meetings to kick-off the SADC Atlantic Project were held in Namibia, Walvis Bay,...
Stop Illegal Fishing Commitment to SADC MCSCC
On 9 March 2023, Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) delivered a message of support...