FISHWISE JOINS THE NATURE CRIME ALLIANCE

FishWise is proud to be the latest member of the Nature Crime Alliance. Read more at NatureCrimeAlliance.org.

FishWise works with the seafood industry to sustain ocean ecosystems and the people who depend on them, with a focus on transforming global seafood supply chains. Working closely with industry, FishWise develops sophisticated and diverse solutions to address the environmental and human rights challenges in seafood sustainability.

Crimes associated with fishing are among the issues that the Nature Crime Alliance focuses on, with an initial fisheries working group established in 2023. The working group convenes a range of organisations focused on tackling illegal fishing to improve coordination and create solutions to the challenges posed by fisheries crime.

On joining the Alliance, the Executive Director of FishWise, Jenny Barker, said: “FishWise recognizes intractable problems, like corruption and lack of global authority to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, require broad coalitions. Players must be motivated, coordinated, and empowered with sufficient information in order to act. We are happy to join the Nature Crimes Alliance to support such action.”

Yulia Stange, Director of the Alliance, commented: “The scale and complexity of the fisheries sector present major challenges in identifying and tackling illegal activities that have profound impacts on communities and marine biodiversity. If we are to make headway, it is essential to bring organisations together to increase collaboration and share expertise.

“Given their multi-sector scope and connections within the fishing industry, we are delighted to welcome FishWise as a member of the Nature Crime Alliance.”

To find out more about the benefits of joining the Nature Crime Alliance, please email secretariat@naturecrimealliance.org

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