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

Ghana’s SOP Workshop of the West Africa Task Force (WATF) Technical Team

The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) held a...

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President of the Republic of Mozambique oversees the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the SADC’s new MCS Centre

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Fisheries...

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South Africa works to implement legal, safe and fair fisheries

A three-day workshop was held in South Africa, Cape Town on the 16-18...

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SIF announces commitment to work with the SADC MCSCC to develop the SADC Regional Register of Fishing Vessels by 2026.

Intending to tackle the scourge of IUU fishing and safeguard maritime security and...

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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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