Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Stop Illegal Fishing work together with the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries in order to put an end to organised transboundary crime in the fisheries sector – FishCRIME.

Norway is a leading country globally in the fight against organised transboundary crime and as the chair of the INTERPOL working group on fishery related crime they have been cooperating with Stop Illegal Fishing to strengthen the capacity of African countries to fight this crime. Norway, through the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries worked with Stop Illegal Fishing, the Government of South Africa and PescaDOLUS to deliver the first International Symposium on Fisheries Crime in South Africa in October 2015. This Symposium was an important step internationally, but particularly for Africa in creating awareness and developing cooperation to help find solutions to FishCRIME.

Norway, is also cooperating with Stop Illegal Fishing on investigations into IUU fishing that take place through the two African Task Forces (FISH-i Africa and WATF) and through the wider network of Stop Illegal Fishing.

 

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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