Secure Fisheries is dedicated to fostering sustainable fisheries across the Somali region as a source of long-term food and economic security. The Somali fishing sector has incredible potential to provide sustainable coastal livelihoods by generating employment, community resilience, and income from domestic industries and export markets. However, as is the case around the world, unmanaged competition for finite and diminishing ocean fisheries resources can undermine profitable fishing while setting the stage for conflict.
Secure Fisheries works with Somali authorities, local communities, and regional actors to overcome these challenges. We produce original research on Somali fisheries while engaging governance stakeholders to inform sustainable fisheries policy and management. We believe improved regulation of Somali fisheries will contribute to greater overall security while ensuring lasting access to this important source of food and income for Somali communities.