The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts have supported the FISH-i Africa Task Force since it was established in 2012 and worked with Stop Illegal Fishing on developing tools for implementing the Port State Measures Agreement.

The Pew Charitable Trusts are a global non-governmental organization who, through their Ending Illegal Fishing Project, have worked closely on building policy support and exploring technological solutions to IUU fishing.

Through supporting Stop Illegal Fishing and FISH-i Africa The Pew Charitable Trusts have enabled the development of new ways for countries to tackle illegal fishing, these solutions are driven by the needs of the countries and their fisheries officers and are flexible enough to respond to situations as and when they occur. Over four years this has resulted in a strong, determined and cooperative group who are empowered and resolved to act against illegal fishing.

The Pew Charitable Trusts has also worked with Stop Illegal Fishing, NFDS and NEPAD to develop a capacity needs assessment tool for assisting countries to determine the capacity gaps they have in order to implement the PSMA. This tool was developed and tested in six African countries and has now been applied in many more.

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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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