New Report on Fish Wars

Secure Fisheries, a program of OEF, released a new report of original research on fisheries conflict, examining causes and consequences of conflict in Tanzania.


As competition for shrinking fisheries resources increases, the risk of violent conflict over fisheries rises. Where and when can we expect fisheries conflict to occur? What are the most frequent causes of fisheries conflict? How often does conflict result in arrests, property damage, or death? What can be done to mitigate fisheries conflict?

A team of researchers with OEF's Secure Fisheries program explores these questions and more in a new report, released November 21, 2018, Fish Wars: the Causes and Consequences of Fisheries Conflict in Tanzania. The report examines the frequency, intensity, and drivers of fisheries conflict in Tanzania during 1990 – 2017, and is part of the program's focus on understanding fisheries conflict.

Find out more in the full report or the Executive Summary