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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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 […]
June 18, 2018
Experiences from the FISH-i Africa Task Force were shared at the sixth meeting of the West Africa Task Force held in Lomé, Togo on 5-7 June 2018.
June 1, 2018
These cases illustrate the work that is being done across the globe to combat wildlife trafficking, but importantly, they also provide insight into ways in which other efforts to combat wildlife crime can be improved for bigger impact.