Secure Fisheries is a source of independent and original research about fisheries in East Africa and the Horn of Africa, fisheries conflict, and the role of fisheries in providing food and economic security. Our research is freely available either through links below or by contacting us directly.
Using Secure Fisheries’ research and on-the-ground experience, this 6-page brief covers critical elements of the fisheries co-management process in the Somali region.
This report examines how co-management approaches to natural resource management affect the strength and durability of peace agreements following civil wars.
Fisheries conflicts are on the rise, but we lack the information needed to predict and prevent such conflict. Rough Seas explores the causes and consequences of fisheries conflict in Somali waters from 1990 – 2018.
Foreign IUU fishing is causing conflict in Somali waters and undermining community resilience by reducing fisheries sustainability.
This report explores the potential for cooperative management of fisheries to be implemented in Somali coastal communities, by presenting examples of successful implementations in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Liberia.
Securing Somali Fisheries is a comprehensive assessment of the domestic fisheries in the Somali region, the amount of foreign fishing in Somali waters, and the sustainability and economic conditions of those fisheries.
Fisheries conflicts are on the rise, but we lack the information needed to predict and prevent such conflict. Fish Wars explores the frequency, intensity, and drivers of fisheries conflict in Tanzania during 1990 – 2017.
This report provides conclusions and their policy implications from the Caught Red-Handed workshops, hosted in ten Indian Ocean nations, while proposing three essential state-based actions to tackle illegal fishing.
This document describes how Secure Fisheries incorporates gender into our work, explains women’s roles and challenges in the fisheries sector, and discusses the harm of gender-blind fisheries development.
This report includes highlights from the second Somalia Fisheries Forum, its reception from attendees and media, and key findings and recommendations from each of the sessions.
- This report provides targeted, original analysis of Somali fisheries. Development opportunities are analyzed for sustainability and feasibility to provide recommendations for investment in the Somali fisheries sector.
This brief analyzes expert opinions about threats to maritime security in the Western Indian Ocean and the most effective approaches and needed resources for combating IUU fishing in each country.
This illustrated guide to sustainable fishing practices is a resource for Somalis seeking guidance on ways to ensure their ocean resources remain healthy and abundant.
This brief highlights five state-based solutions, developed with delegates during the Caught Red-Handed workshops, to increase maritime domain awareness and decrease illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean.
Aquaculture is rapidly increasing in Lake Victoria, but will women be left behind? This brief examines gendered contributions to food security, representation in fisheries activities, and opportunities and barriers facing women in aquaculture.
Based on the Caught Red-Handed workshops, co-chaired by Secure Fisheries and the UNODC, with support from US Naval Forces Africa, this brief discusses the importance of interagency coordination in combating illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean.
Created for the event, “Women, Peace, and Maritime Security: Equal Opportunities in Maritime Security,” hosted by One Earth Future, the IMO, and UNODC, this report highlights women’s contributions to the maritime space and encourages diverse perspectives in decision-making to promote maritime security.
This report highlights event details and key findings from the inaugural Somalia Fisheries Forum in 2017. Recommendations are made for strengthening opportunities and addressing challenges for the Somali fishing sector.
This report compares and contrasts approaches to fisheries governance in Mozambique, Eritrea, Tanzania, Kenya, and Seychelles to assess different methods for achieving sustainable fisheries through policy and law.
Armed conflict and fisheries in the Lake Victoria basin explores the cycle of violence created through armed conflict, human migration, fishing pressure, and declining fish stocks.
In this report, we update our report Securing Somali Fisheries with new estimates of fish catch by domestic and foreign vessels in Somali waters. Done in partnership with Sea Around Us at the University of British Columbia.
Inland fisheries: invisible but integral to the UN Sustainable Development Agenda for ending poverty by 2030 explores the role of fisheries in food security, poverty alleviation, and achieving Sustainable Development Goals.