Invitation to Release of ‘Securing Somali Fisheries’ Report, Mogadishu

Invitation to Release of ‘Securing Somali Fisheries’ Report, Mogadishu

On behalf of independent maritime NGO, Secure Fisheries, I am delighted to invite you to the release of their inaugural report, ‘Securing Somali Fisheries’.

The launch of this report will include an introduction to the report’s findings followed by a panel discussion on Somali fisheries and ways that investors, development agencies, NGOs, and the international fishing community can promote sustainable development of Somali fisheries.

Securing Somali Fisheries presents the most comprehensive study of the Somali fishing sector to date. It identifies potential ways to grow the Somali fisheries sector while exploring how foreign IUU fishing directly impacts the potential for this growth. The report highlights key opportunities to help achieve these ends and secure prosperous and sustainable fisheries for Somalia.

Secure Fisheries is a program of the One Earth Future (OEF) Foundation. Secure Fisheries works at the state, regional and global levels to promote sustainable management of fisheries and combat illegal fishing throughout the Indian Ocean.

Secure Fisheries was developed as part of Oceans Beyond Piracy’s work to facilitate public-private partnerships and promote maritime governance and security. Secure Fisheries also works with Shuraako, OEF’s Somali finance and business development program.

The event is invitation-only and we kindly ask you to indicate by email whether or not you wish to participate. The release will take place in the AMISOM Conference Centre in Mogadishu International Airport at 1200hrs on Sunday 13 September, 2015, although you should arrive at 1100hrs to ensure you pass through security on time. Refreshements will be served from 1130hrs.

Please send your reply to no later than 1200hrs on 12 September, 2015. Spaces are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.