Welcome to Secure Fisheries
SECURE FISHERIES employs a science-based approach to eliminating unmanaged competition over fisheries resources and reducing fisheries conflict in the Somali region. Our work supports the development of sustainable fisheries in the service of long-term food security, economic security, and community resilience.
PROJECT BADWEYN: MAPPING SOMALI COASTAL RESOURCES
Project Badweyn is a tool for understanding connections between Somali coastal activities and resources. Visualizing these connections informs strategies to build economically and ecologically sustainable communities, while avoiding future conflicts.
SECURE FISHERIES WORK
Madagascar Mangroves Model Potential for Future Conservation in Somaliland
Secure Fisheries and partner organization Blue Ventures recently completed a learning exchange to Madagascar for members of the fishing community in Zeila, Somaliland, as well as representatives from Somaliland's Ministries of Fisheries and Environment and members of the local non-profit organization, Candle Light.
Ice Brings Opportunity to Bander Beyla
The 1,430 fishers of Bander Beyla, Puntland, Somalia now have access to flake ice thanks to a partnership between OEF’s Secure Fisheries program and the Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) who funded and recently installed a three-ton ice maker in the coastal town.
Somaliland Initiates its First Marine Protected Area
The Zeila Co-Management Association, ministries, and partners began planning for the first Marine Protected Area in Somaliland.
Secure Fisheries is dedicated to promoting sustainable fisheries across the Somali region as a source of long-term food and economic security. The Somali fishing sector has the potential to provide sustainable coastal livelihoods through employment opportunities that support community resilience.
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Secure Fisheries is a source of independent and original research about fisheries in East Africa.