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

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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