With the longest coastline in Africa, Somalia has the potential to support a productive fishing sector. The Somalia Fisheries Forum, which OEF programs Shuraako and Secure Fisheries will host with the Puntland Ministry of Fisheries, encourages collaboration for sustainable progress in the Somali fishing industry.
Secure Fisheries News
The Stable Seas Maritime Security Index investigates how crimes like illegal fishing, human trafficking, and illicit trade intersect to form insecure maritime environments. The initial launch of the Index in October will concentrate on the waters off the coast of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Ocean Conference has brought together more than 5,000 participants to support Sustainable Development Goal 14: to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
Staff from OEF's Secure Fisheries program have been in the Lake Victoria region as part of a team conducting scientific surveys.
In a new report, our programs OEF Research, Oceans Beyond Piracy, and Secure Fisheries show how illicit activies in the Somali region reinforce each other and add to instability at sea and on shore.
Livelihoods in Punta Bonita, Colombia are closely tied to collecting the mollusk known as piangua. Women, who make up a majority of the piangua fishers, tend to be overlooked and underpaid, and meanwhile, piangua are becoming harder to find. Laura Burroughs of OEF's Secure Fisheries program spoke with women who collect piangua in Punta Bonita.
OEF's latest Annual Report looks back on the accomplishments of its various programs in 2016 and looks ahead to what it hopes to achieve in the coming year.
Understanding the links between fisheries and violent armed conflict is becoming increasingly important. This blog from OEF's Secure Fisheries program shines light on the complicated links of how fisheries can both prevent and cause armed conflict, and how conflict can harm fisheries or cause fisheries to rebound.
Secure Fisheries, a program of OEF, has partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Seychelles Coast Guard to host a meeting of experts to address fisheries concerns in the Western Indian Ocean. Read more.