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.

 

 

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Eighth meeting of the West Africa Task Force

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

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Blue Oceans Conference calls for collaboration, transparency and port State measures to address illegal fishing

Building on the momentum begun by the United Nations Oceans Conference and the...

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Liberian authorities meet to build cooperation to stop illegal fishing

Representatives from seven Liberian agencies participated in the Liberian National Working Group (NWG)...

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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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