Building Sustainable Peace through Fisheries in the Somali Region with Secure Fisheries

One Earth Future's Secure Fisheries program is dedicated to promoting peaceful and sustainable fisheries as a source of food security, economic security, and community resilience. We connect fisherfolk, fishing companies, investors, scientists, and government to support the fishing sector while mitigating root causes of armed conflict.

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Securing Somali Fisheries report

Securing Somali Fisheries is a comprehensive assessment of the domestic fisheries in the Somali region, the amount of foreign fishing in Somali waters, and the sustainability and economic conditions of those fisheries. At the time of this report’s publication (2015), it was the most comprehensive study of the Somali fishing sector to date.

Inside Somali Fishing video

Fishing is a vibrant sector along the Somali Coast. With continued support through investment and improved management, the Somali fishing sector has the potential to boost the Somali economy, ensuring long-term growth and stability in the region.

Project Kalluun video

Project Kalluun is an effort by Secure Fisheries, students and faculty at Somali universities, and Somali ministries of fisheries to collect data on fish catch in Somali waters. This is an investment opportunity for those interested in the long term sustainability and stock assessments of valuable commercial fisheries or in growing the capacity for science-based fisheries management in the region by supporting the next generation of Somali marine scientists.

Cold Catch

Cold Catch is an investment opportunity for anyone interested in developing Somalia’s cold chain infrastructure. The project aims to demonstrate that investment in an unbroken cold chain, when supported by fisheries co-management and community-led data collection, can improve livelihood and food security in Somali coastal communities.


Secure Fisheries supports community-driven fisheries management in the Somali region. Cooperative management is a partnership between the government and local resource users to provide an effective governance structure. This method has proven to be an effective fisheries conflict mitigation mechanism.

Project Badweyn

Project Badweyn is an interactive, web-based mapping tool for understanding connections between Somali coastal activities and marine resources. The project seeks to identify potential conflict hotspots and inform sustainable fisheries development.

Fisheries Conflict

The health of fisheries are critically linked to the economic and physical security of the Somali people. Secure Fisheries seeks to understand the causes and consequences of fisheries conflict around the Horn of Africa in order to mitigate conflict risks. This report summarizes our findings for the Somali region from 1990-2018.

Gender Mainstreaming

Secure Fisheries is committed to inclusivity. Women’s participation in the maritime sector is not to be overlooked. This document details our approach to understanding and including gender dynamics in our work.