Secure Fisheries is a program of One Earth Future. We work with local, regional, and international stakeholders to strengthen fisheries governance, combat illegal fishing, and promote sustainability in fragile and post-conflict regions as a pathway towards greater peace and stability.
Secure Fisheries’ work is founded on rigorous scientific research and empirical analysis. Acknowledging data about fish stocks and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing are limited in fragile and post-conflict States, Secure Fisheries introduces new data sources and produces evidence-based analysis that can be used to strengthen fisheries policy and improve sustainability.
Effective fisheries governance requires multi-sector collaboration from the community level to the international level. IUU fishing and fisheries sustainability are complex issues that concern many different actors. Secure Fisheries therefore coordinates stakeholders at the community, state/region, State, and international levels. We engage with fishing communities on collaborative projects that support long-term food and economic security through sustainable fishing. We work with stakeholders to strengthen fisheries governance and policies designed to combat IUU fishing and advance sustainable fisheries management. Our work also includes regional and international coordination to combat fisheries crime and improve sustainability.