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

Stop Illegal Fishing Joins International Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance Network as an Observer

Stop Illegal Fishing is delighted to have been accepted as an official Observer...

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Third Meeting of the Parties to the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures

Hosted by the European Union Brussels, Belgium [virtual] 31 May – 4 June...

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Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop

The International MCS Network is pleased to convene its first virtual Global Fisheries...

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New publication: How to Stop Illegal Fishing: Stateless Vessels

A new publication, How to Stop Illegal Fishing: Stateless Vessels provides enforcement officers,...

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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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