Guinea fights illegal fishing thanks to YARIS

Guinea fights illegal fishing thanks to YARIS

An operation to combat illegal fishing was successfully recently carried out by the maritime operations centre (MOC) of the Maritime Prefecture of Guinea, using the YARIS platform. The operation resulted in the boarding and inspection of the offending vessel. The...
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...
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...
Africa Blue Economy Strategy

Africa Blue Economy Strategy

[Source: African Union-IBAR] The Africa Blue Economy Strategy was developed following the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference that took place in Nairobi, Kenya in 2018. The African leaders at that Conference urged the African Union (AU) to work with relevant...
Togo: Maritime agencies train to fight against IUU fishing

Togo: Maritime agencies train to fight against IUU fishing

At the request of Togolese maritime stakeholders, GoGIN organized a training in Lomé, from 25 June to 3 July 2019, on the fight against IUU fishing, with the assistance of the European PESCAO project, itself supported by managers from the SRFC (Sub-regional fisheries...
Stolen at sea

Stolen at sea

How illegal ‘saiko’ fishing is fuelling the collapse of Ghana’s fisheries. An EJF report: Along Ghana’s 330 mile coastline, the ocean provides food and income for millions of people. In the last half-century, industrial vessels have flocked to these waters, trawling...
Fight against IUU fishing workshop in Congo

Fight against IUU fishing workshop in Congo

From 20 to 23 May 2019, GoGIN and CRESMAC, in collaboration with the Regional Commission for Fisheries of the Gulf of Guinea (COREP) and the NGOs Renatura and WCS, organized a workshop in Pointe-Noire on the fight against illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing (IUU...