Stopping illegal fishing through cooperation, information sharing and intelligence.
FISH-i Africa is a pioneer endeavour proving that, despite limited capacity, coastal countries can halt large-scale illegal fishing.
Uniting seven Southeast 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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January 11, 2016
Demonstrating continued commitment to prevent illegal fishing and the trade of illegal fish products Mauritius has become the latest African country to accede to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA).
Deep Rumjee, Mauritius announced the accession stating “Mauritius recognize the PSMA as an important tool to help stop the illegal capture and trade of fish. We are delighted that this is now in place so that we can begin to implement the measure and realize the benefits of our oceans more fully.”
December 18, 2015
The 4th FISH-i Africa Task Force meeting took place in Zanzibar on 1st – 3rd December. The meeting was attended by the seven Task Force member countries of Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and Tanzania with Maldives attending as an observer. FISH-i Africa, since its foundation in 2012, has created a strong network of […]
July 25, 2015
Tanzania launches Multi-Agency Task Team to fight environmental and wildlife crime
June 9, 2015
FISH-i Africa Is Proving That Coastal Countries Can Halt Large-Scale Illegal Fishing
June 5, 2015
FISH-i-Africa Task Force meets in Kenya