Mark Ssemakula, Deputy Coordinator

Mark plays a lead role in representing the work of Stop Illegal Fishing in international fora as well as in supporting Stop illegal Fishing behind the scenes, conducting research, organising events and meetings and keeping the network informed.

Mark has a background in fisheries science and environmental management and has experience in both fisheries compliance and policy development.

‘Stop Illegal Fishing continue to offer creative solutions to the key challenges in fisheries management. As fast as we identify illegal practitioners and their ways of operating they are adapting their methods to evade detection. It is our job to stay one step ahead and outthink the illegal operators.’

Recent Posts

FAO International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability

18-21 November 2019, Rome, Italy. Marine and inland fisheries today are at an...

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World Oceans Day 2019 focussed on ‘Gender and Oceans’

World Oceans Day 2019 drew attention to the issues of gender and the...

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State lifts ban on fishing near Somalia border

The government has lifted the ban on fishing activities off the coast near...

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“LIBERIA NEEDS MORE INT’L SUPPORT TO EFFECTIVELY COMBAT IUU FISHING”-NAFAA

The official launch ofthe project, the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures...

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SIF News Categories

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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