What is IUU fishing?

What is IUU fishing?

[Source: Maritimafrica] IUU fishing, for “ Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated “ is a term used for over fifteen years, by international organisms, national governments, media, Non-Governmental Organizations, etc. This term was used for the first time in 1997 at the...
Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: another security front

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: another security front

[Source: RFI] Plusieurs programmes sont actuellement en cours pour faire face à la piraterie dans le golfe de Guinée, considéré depuis plusieurs années comme la zone la plus dangereuse du monde pour la navigation. Mais le dernier bilan de 2021 indique une baisse...
Pirates of the Niger Delta: between brown and blue waters

Pirates of the Niger Delta: between brown and blue waters

[Source: UNODC] A study on maritime piracy has been carried out by the Global Maritime Crime Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The study was funded by the Government of Denmark through the Danish Maritime Security Programme for the...
Why the EU needs to be a global maritime security provider?

Why the EU needs to be a global maritime security provider?

[Source: EEAS] 27/01/2021 – On 25 January we launched the first pilot of the new Coordinated Maritime Presences (CMP) concept in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa. In addition to our existing naval operations in the Mediterranean and in the Western...
MICA Center annual report on worldwide maritime piracy and robbery

MICA Center annual report on worldwide maritime piracy and robbery

For the second consecutive year, the Maritime Information Cooperation & Awareness Center (MICA Center) publishes an annual review of maritime piracy and robbery events. This report identifies and characterises the events recorded in 2020 that affect maritime...
Africa’s prosperity is tied to its oceans and seas

Africa’s prosperity is tied to its oceans and seas

[Source: ISS Africa] A major strength of Africa’s 2016 Lomé Charter on maritime security and development is its recognition that no country can singlehandedly prevent maritime threats or sustainably develop its maritime domain. The charter calls on neighbouring states...
Anti-piracy: NIMASA triumphs against 10 pirates

Anti-piracy: NIMASA triumphs against 10 pirates

[Source: Leadership, 22 May 2020] Last week Thursday, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, foiled a pirate attack on a Chinese fishing trawler and arrested 10 pirates. Yusuf Babalola reports. One of...
Seafarers Must Adapt to the Rapid Evolution of Piracy

Seafarers Must Adapt to the Rapid Evolution of Piracy

[Source : Maritime Executive] In two recent articles, Sea Piracy in 2025: Piracy 2.0? and Countering Gulf of Guinea Piracy Towards 2025 I tried to map out the possible evolution of piracy within Gulf of Guinea until 2025. Then I analyzed the different possible actions...
The maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and the SWAIMS project

The maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and the SWAIMS project

[Source : Le journal du douanier francophone] Ce numéro spécial de la revue “Le Journal du douanier francophone” donne la parole à Serge Rinkel, vice-président de l’AIDF (Association internationale des douaniers francophones), et chef du projet SWAIMS à la...