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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February 20, 2018
22 Thai crewmembers await repatriation from Thai-owned ‘Somali Seven’ fishing vessels
February 16, 2018
Crew exploitation uncovered in Western Indian Ocean fishing fleet
February 15, 2018
At-sea inspections reveal shark-finning practices in the Western Indian Ocean
February 5, 2018
A joint operation between Tanzanian authorities, international conservation organisation Sea Shepherd and the FISH-i Africa Task Force has undertaken a three-week at-sea patrol targeting fishing vessels active in Tanzania’s national waters.
January 29, 2018
A new report from the FISH-i Africa Task Force, ‘The Potential Use of AIS as a Fisheries Monitoring Tool’ examines the value of using automatic identification system (AIS) as part of monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations.