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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October 10, 2017
Our Ocean 2017 brings new commitments to end illegal fishing
The 2017 Our Ocean conference, hosted by the EU and held in Malta, resulted in commitments from countries, organisations and industry to the value of over EUR 6 billion, to tackle the greatest challenges facing the ocean environment.
October 10, 2017
FISH-i model of cooperation presented at ACP meeting
The 5th meeting of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) was held in Nassau, Bahamas from the 18th – 21st September 2017. A two-day meeting of ACP Ministers in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture followed the meeting of senior fisheries officials held on 18-19 September.
October 6, 2017
At Our Ocean 2017, Elsa da Gloria Pátria, Chairperson of Stop Illegal Fishing announced, on behalf of the FISH-i Africa Task Force to launch a programme of VIGILANCE in the Western Indian Ocean.
September 27, 2017
A new report from Stop Illegal Fishing takes a look at the work of the FISH-i Africa Task Force, FISH-i Africa: Our future focuses attention on the actions and cooperation that are still needed to tackle illegal fishing in the Western Indian Ocean.
September 26, 2017
Over 200 participants from 57 countries took part in the 2017 FishCRIME Symposium.