FISH-i Africa comprises the Southeast African coastal states of Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Zahor El Kharousy

Zahor El Kharousy

Tanzania

‘FISH-i Africa shows how easy it can be to actually cooperate between the different countries and how much that simple thing of writing an email can help a manager in terms of fighting illegal fishing.’

Roy Clarisse

Roy Clarisse

Seychelles

‘FISH-i Africa sends a strong signal that there is collaboration, working together against IUU fishing, there is no port that a vessel can go to and offload its illegal catch because this network shares information all around.’

Boina Said

Boina Said

Comoros

‘With just a simple internet connection we can communicate with each other and this way, without expensive technology, we can protect our waters and resources.’

Naivo Rakotoniaina

Naivo Rakotoniaina

Madagascar

‘Illegal fishing is a big problem for Madagascar, it means economic losses for us. It is vital that we join forces with neighbouring countries and regional bodies to face this problem.’

Maria Eulalia Vales

Maria Eulalia Vales

Mozambique

‘I believe that with effort from all of us, if we cooperate we can eliminate illegal activities and that our populations will have more fish on the plate.’

Nicholas Ntheketha

Nicholas Ntheketha

Kenya

‘Especially for countries with no VMS, it is important that FISH-i Africa is expanded. Sharing of intelligence information on vessels has assisted Kenya with its implementation of port state measures. Now other agencies are seeking information from us, this has added respect to us & it is because of FISH-i Africa.

Satish Dwarka

Satish Dwarka

Mauritius

‘When you cannot fight singly you have to join hands, and when you join hands, you feel more courageous – this I sincerely believe is going to close the door on IUU fishing.’