Nicholas Ntheketha, Vice Chair

Nicholas Ntheketha is a seasoned fighter against illegal fishing, having worked for the Kenya State Department of Fisheries in various capacities for over three decades, until his retirement in June 2015. During his tenure, he assumed the role of Assistant Director of Fisheries, responsible for managing Kenya's fisheries within their Exclusive Economic Zone. His primary focus was on overseeing long liners and purse seiners in the oceans and ports. Nicholas was the Chair of the FISH-i Africa Task Force for several years and, where his extensive experience in combating illegal fishing proved to be an asset.

Despite his retirement, Nicholas continues to be actively involved in the fight against illegal fishing, he believes that we need to develop robust and permanent mechanisms, integrate intelligent tools, expand our network, and work towards combating IUU fishing globally, making it impossible for illegal operators to benefit from their illicit business.

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16th Meeting of the SADC Regional Technical Team for the SADC MCSCC

Mbabane, Kingdom of Eswatini 04-06 March 2024 The 16th meeting of the SADC Regional...

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Angolan Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources committed to end IUU fishing

On 20 February 2024 in Luanda, the Angolan Minister for Fisheries and Marine...

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Durban fisheries officers call for systematic interagency cooperation to fight IUU fishing

From 30 January to 02 February 2024, SIF and the MCSCC went to...

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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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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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