Mark Ssemakula, Vice Secretary

Mark plays a lead role in representing the work of Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) in international fora as well as in supporting SIF behind the scenes acting as Deputy Coordinator of the SIF Secretariat, conducting research, organising events and meetings and keeping the network informed.

Mark has a background in fisheries science and environmental management and has experience in both fisheries compliance and policy development.

‘Stop Illegal Fishing continue to offer creative solutions to the key challenges in fisheries management. As fast as we identify illegal practitioners and their ways of operating they are adapting their methods to evade detection. It is our job to stay one step ahead and outthink the illegal operators.’

Recent Posts

State promises to boost fishing at Coast, create 2 million jobs

The government will improve the fishing sector at the Coast, Vocational and Technical...

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U.S: Illicit maritime activities threat to Africa’s food security

The United States (U.S.) yesterday said illicit maritime activities are threats to the...

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South African Economy Benefits from the Building of Navy Vessels

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) hosted a keel...

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West African navies to cross borders in pursuit of criminals

The Nigerian Navy said it is working with littoral countries within the West...

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SIF News Categories

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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