In line with Nelson Mandela University’s strategic decision to develop a strong marine and maritime institutional focus, the FishFORCE Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy was established in 2016 with funding received from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. FishFORCE is Africa’s first Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy. It is recognised as a leader in the training of fisheries law enforcement agencies and in research and advocacy aimed at combating organised crime in the fisheries environment. Fisheries crime, or “multicrimes” affecting the fisheries sector range from illegal capture of fish to human trafficking and forced labour, fraud, forgery, corruption, money laundering and tax and customs evasion. These crimes pose a real challenge to fisheries law enforcement agencies in developing countries across the world.

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