Manuel Castiano, Executive Committee Member

Manuel Castiano PhD is an experienced lawyer specialized in natural resources, environmental and criminal cases and respective legal solutions.

Manuel has over 20 years’ experience in the field of fisheries management, particularly monitoring, control and surveillance. He has demonstrated ability to interpret policies, legislation as evidenced through regional and international involvement in protocols, bilateral and multilateral agreement and international legal instruments negotiations. Manuel has represented the Government of Mozambique and contributed to efforts to raise the African voice in negotiating international and regional legal instruments.

 

Manuel brings many skills to the SIF Executive Committee, he has proven ability to lead and work in a team including from being a Fisheries Manager, Fisheries Law Enforcement Director, and Regional Coordinator within the WWF South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Sustainable Fisheries Program. Manuel is well placed to assist SIF to cooperate with governments and civil society organisations. Manuel is a lecturer at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, and is a managing partner in his law firm Manuel Castiano, Advogados.

Recent Posts

COFI 35 advances international efforts to combat illegal fishing

The 35th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Fisheries...

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Nigeria becomes party to FAO Agreement on Port State Measures

Nigeria has become the latest country to become party to the 2009 Food...

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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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COFI 35 endorses Voluntary Guidelines for Transshipment

The 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Fisheries...

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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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