Nicholas Ntheketha, Vice Chair

Nicholas Ntheketha, Chair of FISH-i Africa since 2016, has long experience in fighting illegal fishing having worked for the Kenya State Department of Fisheries, in various fisheries management capacities, from 1980 until his retirement in June 2015.

He served as Assistant Director of Fisheries and was in charge of Kenya’s fisheries within their EEZ. This focused on managing long liners and purse seiners in the oceans and ports.

Although retired from active service he is still busy in the fight against illegal fishing as Chairperson of the FISH-i Africa Task Force and he is actively participating in the Task Force’s information sharing platform where his experience in combating illegal fishing, such as the case of the F/V PREMIER, is invaluable.

‘We need to continue, further develop robust and permanent mechanisms, integrate intelligent tools, grow our connections and contribute to globally combatting IUU fishing, making it impossible for illegal operators to benefit from their illicit business.’

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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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