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.

 

 

 

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COFI 35 advances international efforts to combat illegal fishing

The 35th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Fisheries...

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Nigeria becomes party to FAO Agreement on Port State Measures

Nigeria has become the latest country to become party to the 2009 Food...

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Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the PSMA

08 May 2023 to 12 May 2023 Indonesia The Fourth Meeting of the...

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COFI 35 endorses Voluntary Guidelines for Transshipment

The 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Fisheries...

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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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