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Faculty of Law

Event location: Business School, Venue: 0001

Event date and time: 25/02/2019 11:49:58


Species Identification and Fisheries Technology (5 days) 25 February – 1 March 2019 – Facilitated by Mr Angus MacKenzie.

Prevention of Corruption and Taking of Statements (4 days) - 4, 6, 7 and 8 March 2019 – Facilitated by Prof Hennie van As (FishFORCE Director) and Mr Stephen Holloway.

This ultimately feeds into the FishFORCE project goal of:


·       Advancing economic development by increasing the capacity of selected developing countries          to investigate & prosecute fisheries crime

·       Poverty reduction through the training of law enforcement officers

·       Promoting the sustainable utilisation of marine living resources


To further enhance the “cross-border” and “multi-agency” cooperation aspect, ten (10) local Fishery Control Officers (FCOs) from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) will join the Kenyan delegation as part of the initiative in which we are trying to promote a “shared fisheries economy” in combatting fisheries crime.


Next week will be the first cross border training session other than the Train the Trainer session that the academy delivered in October last year in Kenya, where Mrs Fatima Savel from DAFF trained the University of Nairobi trainers. The Nelson Mandela University has a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Nairobi where FishFORCE will collaborate with the University of Nairobi in implementing Fisheries Crime Law Enforcement Short Learning Programmes that the FishFORCE Academy have developed, but customised for the Kenyan environment.


The delegation from Kenya comprises the following agencies/organisations:


·       University of Nairobi: School of Law

·       University of Nairobi: School of Biological Sciences

·       Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions - Kenya

·       Kenyan State Department for Fisheries & the Blue Economy

·       Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute