Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

Stop Illegal Fishing work together with the FAO on specific assignments as well as through their support to countries to share an African Voice in FAO processes such as the Committee on Fisheries.

In recognition of the work that Stop Illegal Fishing undertakes, they were awarded the biennial (2014-2015) Margarita Lizárraga Medal by the FAO, the award recognizes those who have served with distinction in the application of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.

The FAO is an intergovernmental organization of the United Nations with 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. The FAO plays a leading role in international fisheries policy, including through the Committee on Fisheries (COFI). To achieve its mandate the FAO works with a wide range of partners, including Governments, Regional Fisheries Bodies, cooperatives, fishing communities and groups like Stop Illegal Fishing.

Stop Illegal Fishing works closely with the FAO on capacity building in Africa, as a service provider on assignments related to the Port State Measures Agreement and Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction as well as through providing African evidence into the FAO policy elaboration processes and supporting African participation in processes and meetings in line with Stop Illegal Fishing’s areas of interest and expertise.

 

 

 

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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SIF News Categories

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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