US Navy Joins Secure Fisheries In Project Caught Red-Handed

Ships in the U.S. Navy steam in formation during a training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released

Secure Fisheries’ Senior Program Manager Robert Mazurek briefed the Maritime Partnership Program for United States Naval Forces Europe and Africa on the Caught Red-Handed (CRH) project during a visit to Buckley Airforce Base on March 11th, 2018.  The US Navy is joining a partnership between Secure Fisheries and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to conduct nine capacity building workshops in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Djibouti, and Somalia. 

CRH will focus on creating guidelines for the collection of information on fishing vessels.  The project will leverage regional coordination bodies including the FISH-i Africa Task Force; Regional Information Coordination Centers in Mombasa and Tanzania; and Regional Fusion Centers in Madagascar and Seychelles to create better pathways for maritime domain awareness, information sharing, and increased compliance of fisheries laws.