Why FISH-i Africa works
International and regional cooperation is key to addressing IUU fishing cases successfully.
The investigation of IUU fishing incidents requires highly technical analysis, access to databases, and a strong network of experts within the global community. FISH-I Africa has combined these tools with country-level political will, resulting in successful enforcement actions.
- Regular meetings have provided the opportunity for discussion and analysis while also building relationships and trust and creating positive peer pressure to achieve results
- Systematic information and intelligence sharing has provided a collective knowledge and a sense of collective action. By acting together the Task Force is stronger than any of its individual members.
- Communication of incidents of illegal fishing and related actions taken by Task Force members is key – it encourages collective action.
- The Coordinating and Technical Advisory Teams are able to provide essential information to catalyse cases and support follow up actions.