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Fishers, government officials, and stakeholders develop a strategic plan for the fisheries co-management association in Zeila, Somaliland.
Dec 20, 2022

Zeila CMA Hosts Strategic Development Workshop

Local fishers, government officials, traders, the CMA management team, and Secure Fisheries collaborated on the five-year... Read more

Community members meet in Merca, South West State, to discuss phase 2 of the Fisheries Data Collection Working Group
Dec 01, 2021

Fisheries Data Collection Working Group Communities Discuss Phase 2

In November, 2021, five towns along the Somali coast held community meetings to discuss phase two of the Fisheries Data Collection Working Group. 

Secure Fisheries staff and Bander Beyla Fisheries Co-Management Association Develop five year strategic plan for fisheries management. Puntland, Somalia.
Nov 23, 2021

Bander Beyla Co-Management Associations Develops Strategic Plan

Secure Fisheries facilitated a two-day workshop to develop a five-year strategic plan for the Bander Beyla co-management Association (CMA). The workshop convened 20 CMA members including the... Read more

Puntland fisheries and planning officials learned discussed successes, plans, and learned about ecosystem based management in Bosaso.
Nov 17, 2021

An Introduction to Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries Management in Puntland

Secure Fisheries facilitated a three day workshop on co-management and ecosystem approaches to fisheries management (EAFM) for... Read more

Paige Roberts presents at the 2021 virtual conference for the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
Nov 15, 2021

Secure Fisheries Engages with Global Sustainable Seafood Network

Secure Fisheries’ senior research associate, Paige Roberts, and researcher, Colleen Devlin, participated in two sessions of the... Read more

Fisheries data collectors begin the second phase of the national data collection project in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Nov 06, 2021

Somali Fisheries Officers Begin Phase Two of Data Collection

Phase 2 of the Fisheries Data Collection Working Group (FDCWG) project was launched on Saturday, November 6, 2021 with the opening of a workshop in Mogadishu. Delegates from the Federal government... Read more

Subsidies for distant water fishing fleets lead to overfishing say 296 scientists. IUU Fishing. Stop funding overfishing.
Oct 28, 2021

Secure Fisheries Joins Global Call to End Subsidies to Distant Water Fishing Fleets

Today in Science Magazine, 296 scientists, including Dr. Sarah Glaser, director of OEF’s Secure Fisheries program, have called on the World Trade Organization to end harmful fisheries... Read more

Fishing community members in Zeila, Somaliland discuss how to manage their local marine resources
Oct 20, 2021

Fisheries Management Planning Begins in Bander Beyla and Zeila

Consultations for local level fisheries management have begun in Zeila district, Somaliland, and Bander Beyla, Puntland, as part of the communities’ fisheries cooperative management implementation... Read more

Puerto Rican fishing family observes the burned ruins of their boat, set on fire by unknown vandalizers. A sad outcome of fisheries conflict in eastern Puerto Rico.
Oct 11, 2021

New Fisheries Conflict Study by Former and Current Secure Fisheries Staff

A new paper led by former Secure Fisheries intern, Ciera Villegas, examines the dynamics of fisheries conflict and cooperation in Puerto Rico. 

Fishers learn safety at sea skills for emergency situations. Puntland. Bander Beyla. Somalia.
Oct 05, 2021

Bander Beyla Fishers Build Safety at Sea Skills

Secure Fisheries conducted a Safety at Sea training for the co-management association in Bander Beyla, Puntland.