Mark Ssemakula, Vice Chair

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.

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

SADC Webinar on Port State Measures- Keeping Illegally Caught Fish out of SADC Markets

09 September 2021 11H00 – 13H00 (UTC+2) Commemorating 20 Years of the SADC...

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New report explores the role of the SADC Fisheries MCS Coordination Centre in protecting our fisheries

As the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) celebrates twenty years since the SADC...

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SADC Webinar series: Protecting Our Fisheries – Working Towards a Common Future

25 August 2021 11H00 – 13H00 (UTC+2) Commemorating 20 Years of the SADC...

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New report: Regional Cooperation to stop illegal fishing

A new report written by Stop Illegal Fishing, ‘Regional Cooperation to Stop Illegal...

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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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