FISH-i Africa is a pioneer endeavour proving that, despite limited capacity, coastal countries can halt large-scale illegal fishing.
Uniting eight East African coastal countries along the Western Indian Ocean, an unprecedented alliance is showing that regional cooperation, coupled with dedicated data analysis and technical expertise can stop illegal catch getting to market, and prevent criminal fishers pursuing their lucrative business unhindered.
Sharing vessel data real-time and accessing satellite tracking expertise, FISH-i Africa is a Task Force that enables authorities to identify and act against large-scale illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing.
The aim is to build a robust and effective mechanism to catalyse enforcement actions and ultimately to secure a sustainable end to illegal fishing in the Western Indian Ocean.
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December 12, 2018
SADC Regional capacity development workshop on catch documentation schemes focusing on the EU IUU Regulation
December 12, 2018
Discussions on the development of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) wide regional vessel monitoring system (VMS) and automatic identification system (AIS) monitoring programme took place at a Regional Training Workshop on Electronic Technologies used for Fisheries Management.
September 28, 2018
Management of Western Indian Tuna fisheries came under the spotlight at the eighth meeting of the Working Party on Collaboration and Cooperation in Tuna Fisheries (WPCCTF) held in Mozambique from 19 to 21 September 2018.
August 2, 2018
Now available. FISH-i Africa Investigation No.16: ‘Regional and international cooperation nets illegal fishing vessel’
July 19, 2018
Members of the FISH-i Africa Task Force met in Mozambique on 26-28 June 2018 to discuss ongoing investigations and to develop plans to strengthen this regional cooperation to stop illegal fishing. Mozambique’s Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Agostinho Mondlane, welcomed the Task Force to Maputo, stressing the important role it continues to […]