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Stop Illegal Fishing awarded the Margarita Lizárraga Medal

Stop Illegal Fishing are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the 2014-2015 Margarita Lizárraga Medal, awarded biennially by the FAO, the award recognizes those who have served with distinction in the application of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.

Describing SIF's achievements as 'outstanding, practical, tangible and sustainable as well ascatalytic.' Árni M. Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the FAO commented that 'SIF was selected in recognition of an excellent African example of what can be achieved to stop IUU fishing by demonstrating that a lot can be accomplished with relatively small resources through good networking, the sharing of information, regional and international cooperation, and a strong commitment to stop IUU fishing.'

Speaking at the award ceremony Per Erik Bergh of SIF, acknowledged that importance of the recognition offered by ... Read more...

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