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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. 

Dr. Nelly Isigi Kadagi won the 2021 Emerging Scientist Award from WIOMSA. Western Indian Ocean. East Africa. Billfish.
Sep 24, 2021

Dr. Nelly Isigi Kadagi Earns WIOMSA 2021 Emerging Scientist Award

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) awarded Dr. Kadagi for excellence in research and promoting marine science in the region.

Efficient, unbroken fisheries cold chain in Bander Beyla could reduce waste and make fishing more efficient and sustainable. Puntland, Somalia
Sep 15, 2021

Cold Chain Collaboration in Bander Beyla Headlines the World Cold Chain Symposium

The Bander Beyla community and Secure Fisheries were featured in the virtual World Cold Chain Symposium on September 14, 2021.

Participants celebrate their beach cleanup for World Oceans Day 2021 in Bander Beyla, Puntland, Somalia.
Jun 08, 2021

Somali Communities Celebrate World Oceans Day 2021

Fishing communities in Bander Beyla and Zeila celebrated World Oceans Day on June 8, 2021 with a beach cleanup and discussions. 

World Oceans Day, June 8.
May 25, 2021

Co-management Associations to Celebrate World Oceans Day 2021

The co-management associations in Bander Beyla and Zeila will host events to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8. 

Fisheries Symposium April 2021
Apr 22, 2021

Secure Fisheries Convenes Global Fisheries Conflict Experts

Secure Fisheries hosted the Fisheries Conflict Research Consortium (FCRC) 2021 Symposium over Zoom on April 22, 2021. The event brought together fisheries conflict experts from academia, policy... Read more

A map of global fisheries conflict case studies. Research. Somali Region.
Apr 13, 2021

New Updates to the Fisheries Conflict Story Map

Secure Fisheries has launched an updated version of the Fisheries Conflict Research Consortium's (FCRC)... Read more