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

COFI 34

FAO Committee on Fisheries, Thirty-fourth Session 13-17 July 2020, Rome, Italy More information

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ASEAN Network for Combatting IUU Fishing established

Representatives from the FISH-i Africa and West Africa Task Forces participated in the...

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SADC holds dialogue meeting with international cooperating partners

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) established mechanisms to facilitate effective cooperation with...

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2019 FCWC Conference of Ministers

The annual Conference of the Ministers of the Fisheries Committee of the West...

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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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