FISH-i Africa comprises the Southeast African coastal states of Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia and the United Republic of Tanzania.
Stop Illegal Fishing
FISH-i Africa is coordinated by Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF). SIF ’s role is to strengthen cooperation and coordination between governments and partners in order to support the African Union’s and NEPAD’s agendas and other pan-African and international processes to stop illegal fishing in African waters.
The FISH-i Task Force is being provided with technical support by Nordenfjeldske Development Services (NFDS) including tools and analysis in the form of risk assessments, legal opinions, investigative support, operational advice and policy advice.
Trygg Mat Tracking
The FISH-i Task Force uses analytical and intelligence capacity provided by the Norway-based Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT). TMT provides services in identification and tracking of fishing vessels, analysis of fishing fleets, of ownership structures (hidden and open) and of crimes associated with illegal fishing such as corruption, document fraud and money laundering.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT) has been a supporting partner to FISH-i Africa since its inception. PCT’s wider Ending Illegal Fishing Project is working to ensure a sustainable future for our oceans by combating illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing around the world.
NEPAD provides FISH-i Africa with both legitimacy and a role within the wider policy and strategic framework of African fisheries. It is already showing potential as a model that could be developed in other African regions. Find out more about how NEPAD are working with SIF to stop IUU fishing.