On the 2nd of December 2013 as the
Chairperson of Stop Illegal Fishing, I
received a letter from the Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements (CFFA)
endorsed by 14 individuals with the title 'Appeal for government transparency
in fisheries management in the context of regional efforts to combat IUU'.
The letter responds to a presentation that I gave
last month in Nairobi, Kenya at an INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and
Enforcement Event. My talk was about one
of Stop Illegal Fishing's projects
named FISH-i Africa. While I am delighted that this presentation has drawn so
much interest to the work of Stop Illegal
Fishing and FISH-i Africa, I would like to correct some inaccuracies that
CFFA have presented in their appeal letter.
Stop Illegal Fishing is a Working Group of the NEPAD and
a not-for-profit ...