LONDON, UK & NAIROBI, Kenya — A new report published today shows that foreign illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Somali waters by foreign fleets is reducing fish stocks, and has caused widespread resentment among Somali coastal communities, threatening renewed maritime insecurity. Read more.
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Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud recently published an op-ed crediting the Secure Fisheries report, Securing Somali Fisheries, with highlighting the extent of foreign fishing in Somalia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Secure Fisheries program had the honor of hosting the Chief of Staff to the President of Somalia, Mr. Ali Omar, and the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Saadiq Haji Ibrahim, at the One Earth Future Foundation offices in Colorado. They conveyed a message of congratulations from the President, H.E.
In February, the Australian Navy confiscated an unlikely haul from a fishing vessel: a horde of grenade launchers, mortar tubes, and AK 47s. Weapons smuggling is one part of the cycle of maritime crime off the coast of Somalia, marked by illegal foreign fishing, conflict and instability on land, and a resulting lack of governance at sea.
In this blog, OEF's Secure Fisheries program describes the impact of overfishing on small-scale fisheries like Somalia's.
Secure Fisheries' Sarah Glaser presented research on rapidly expanding cage aquaculture in Lake Victoria at the American Fisheries Society's annual meeting.
Complicated fisheries governance enables destructive fishing practices in Somali waters, reads an analysis by Secure Fisheries' Paige Roberts on foreign trawling off the coast of Somalia.
OEF's Secure Fisheries program is working on plan development with the US Department of State for their Safe Ocean Network.
The Secure Fisheries program's latest blog post emphasizes that regional collaboration is crucial to reduce conflicts around shared resources and manage them sustainably.
The latest blog from OEF's Secure Fisheries program outlines four hopeful outcomes from the Our Ocean conference.