African Union

Stop Illegal Fishing work together with the African Union in implementing the Pan-African Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy Framework and Reform Strategy, mainly through their role as the Coordinator of the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Working Group of the African Fisheries Reform Mechanism (AFRM).

The Member States of the AU worked closely with the AU-IBAR (Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources), the NEPAD Agency (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) and partners such as Stop Illegal Fishing to develop the Pan-African Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy Framework and Reform Strategy. This blue print for fisheries and aquaculture development on the Continent was developed following the first Conference of African Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAMFA I) meeting in 2010 and adopted at the CAMFA II meeting in 2014.

Through the active role of the SIF Chair and Vice Chair and other members of the Executive Committee in the MCS Working Group, Stop Illegal Fishing has brought practical insight and experience to the table of the discussions to develop indicators for implementation of the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy and a work plan for the MCS Working Group. AU-IBAR participates in the FISH-i Africa Task Force as observers.

 

 

Recent Posts

New report: Moving Tuna – Transhipment in the Western Indian Ocean

The point when catch moves from the fishing vessel and enters the supply...

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Corruption and illegal fishing: connections and solutions

A virtual panel discussion examining the links between corruption and illegal, unreported and...

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Regional Technical Team meets to advance the SADC Regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre

The Sixth Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Technical Team...

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Iranian flagged fishing vessels identified operating illegally in Somali EEZ

Revelations of the continuing presence of unauthorised vessels operating illegally in Somali waters...

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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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