FCWC

Stop Illegal Fishing work together with the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) on a range of capacity building topics and in particular through their communications and awareness support to the West Africa Task Force.    

The FCWC is a Regional Fisheries Body that was established in July 2006, with the main aim to facilitate cooperation in fisheries management between the member countries, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Togo. Stop Illegal Fishing and FCWC started cooperating in 2007, in respect to regional MCS training, support to the FCWC MCS Committee and brining West African evidence into international and African policy processes.

Mr Seraphin Dedi, Secretary General of the FCWC has served as Vice Chair of Stop Illegal Fishing since it became a Not for Profit in 2013. He works closely with Stop Illegal Fishing on the coordination of the West Africa Task Force, established in 2015 and hosted by FCWC the WATF is coordinated by TMT, Stop Illegal Fishing and NFDS, and is funded by Norad. ‘The West Africa Task Force is galvanising the fight against IUU fishing in West Africa. With the region working together to share information we are making it more and more difficult for the illegal operators to get away with breaking the rules and breaking our laws.’

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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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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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