Stop Illegal Fishing 2017 Annual Report

By Stop Illegal Fishing:31st May, 2018:

2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Stop Illegal Fishing. In this time, we have made a substantial contribution to efforts to end illegal fishing, through developing strong networks and partnerships, providing support to policy change, developing evidence based resources, and offering practical on the ground support to frontline enforcement officers.

Through supporting the establishment of the two regional task forces of coastal States, FISH-i Africa and the West Africa Task Force, we have demonstrated an effective and low cost model for identifying and deterring illegal fishing. Recognition of the success of FISH-i has continued this year and we were very proud to be awarded the 2017 Seafood Champion Award for Innovation, for sharing information and taking collective enforcement action to combat large-scale illegal fishing.

The growing interest in the work of Stop Illegal Fishing is resulting in continuing support from our longstanding partners and additional support from new partners. In 2018, we will begin projects to support the implementation of the Port State Measures Agreement and work to improve communication and information exchange with the major distant water flag States.

We welcome your interest in our activities; our 2017 Annual Report focuses on the key approaches and elements of our work and includes links to reports and publications that will provide you with further insight into the issues we work and deal with.

Download the Stop Illegal Fishing 2017 Annual Report here.

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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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