Secure Fisheries’ projects connect fisheries stakeholders to our original research products through trainings, interactive data tools, research networks, and community engagement.
What factors contribute to fisheries conflict around the Horn of Africa? What steps can be taken to mitigate the risks of such conflict? Secure Fisheries conducts original research to address these questions.
Secure Fisheries supports community-driven fisheries management in the Somali region. Cooperative management is a partnership between the government and local resource users to provide an effective governance structure.
Project Kalluun is an effort by Secure Fisheries, students and faculty at Somali universities, and Somali ministries of fisheries to collect data on fish catch in Somali waters: what is caught, when, where, and how much?
Project Badweyn is an interactive, web-based mapping tool for understanding connections between Somali coastal activities and marine resources. The project seeks to identify potential conflict hotspots and inform sustainable fisheries development.
The causes of fisheries conflicts are diverse, complex, and often indirect. Consequently, a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to understanding – and thus preventing – fisheries conflict is needed. In 2017, Secure Fisheries launched the Fisheries Conflict Research Consortium to bring together academics, policy advisers, and NGOs.
As part of a National Science Foundation Grant, Secure Fisheries leads efforts to understand how food and economic security provided by Lake Victoria’s fisheries will change in response to a growing human population and cage aquaculture.