Hosea Mbilinyi, Executive Committee Member

Hosea Mbilinyi is an expert in Fisheries and Environment, with vast experience in Fisheries Management and MCS. He began his career as a Lecturer at the Fisheries Training Institute, a Zonal Officer In-charge responsible for MCS, an in-charge responsible for Fish Inspection and Quality Assurance (FIQA). He has since held various positions such as Assistant Director of Fisheries responsible for MCS; Director of Fisheries Development Division for the United Republic of Tanzania; Director General of the Deep Sea Fishing Authority, and currently, an International Independent Expert on Fisheries and Environment.

Hosea has participated in several important processes within Africa including through the African Union and the SADC, in particular he engaged in the development of the ‘SADC Statement of Commitment against IUU fishing’. He was also involved in the preparation and supervision of a successful “Operation Jodari,” which was an international partnership of cooperation initiatives involving the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, Stop Illegal Fishing, Sea Shepherd, and other International Non-Government Organizations.

Recent Posts

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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FCWC West Africa Task Force held fifteenth Regional Meeting in Cote d’Ivoire.

The West Africa Task Force (WATF) of the Fisheries Committee for the West...

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Inaugural meeting of the SADC MCSCC Task Force – a giant step for regional cooperation on fisheries

On 6 – 8 December 2023, representatives of the signatory countries to the...

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First risk assessment training in Mozambique under the Ocean Vigilance project

On 22 – 24 November 2023 the first training conducted under the project...

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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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