Nikita Hiralal Danielle Marais Ysaac Chavely Mbile Nguema Derica Lambrechts

The illicit Blue Economy in Africa

A Talk by Nikita Hiralal , Dr Derica Lambrechts , Danielle Marais and Ysaac Chavely Mbile Nguema

About this Talk

Africa has identified IUU fishing as a threat in the context of developing a sustainable blue economy in line with the Integrated African Strategy for Seas and Oceans-Horizon 2050. The Lomé Charter on Maritime Safety and Security and Development in Africa adopted in 2016 calls on states to take all necessary measures to combat IUU fishing. An option that is in line with the objectives of SDG 14. In a changing global context, African states have taken up the issue at domestic, sub-regional and regional levels. However, the different levels of adaptation observed between States in the exercise of their responsibilities in the fight against IUU fishing pose new challenges. These include the generalisation of the domestication of international legal instruments to combat IUU fishing, the strengthening of inter-administrative, inter-state, regional and international cooperation, the development of public-private partnerships and the construction of a harmonised continental legal framework in the fight against IUU fishing.

19 October 2023, 08:30 AM

08:30 AM - 09:45 AM

About The Speakers

Nikita Hiralal

Nikita Hiralal

Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


Derica Lambrechts

Dr Derica Lambrechts

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University


Danielle Marais

Danielle Marais

Stellenbosch University


Ysaac Chavely Mbile Nguema

Ysaac Chavely Mbile Nguema

Youth Intra Dialogue on Europe and Africa (Y-IDEA)

Since 2014, I'm researcher in the fight against illegal fishing in Sub-Saharan Africa. In my work, I am advocating for the exercise by central and western african states of their responsabilities in the fight against IUU fishing, as coastal state, flag state, port state and trade state.