MOSFA Reflects a Diversity of Professional Men and Women from all Areas of the Media.
We are an association of media professionals and journalists, fisheries experts, and researchers in more than 44 countries in Africa, speaking with one voice with the aim of eradicating hunger and alleviating poverty in Africa, and by advocating for and championing the cause to influence public polices against overexploitation of Africa’s marine resources and destruction of ecosystems.
Our network consists of a diversity of individuals from dynamic cultures in Africa, each bringing a unique expertise in advancing a shared commitment to eradicating poverty in Africa and empowering gender participation in promoting Africa’s Blue Economy, and reducing climate change impacts on biodiversity.
Our network lacks the capacity and resources to fully investigate the exploitation of Africa’s marine resources; however, it will not deter our resolve and commitment on-behalf of Africa’s people to advocate for paradigms and ideas that drive policy-making to end illegal and unregulated capture of Africa’s marine resources.
We will collaborate with other entities who have the capacity to build a robust and effective mechanism to gather evidence-based data and disseminate reports about the illegal activities being carried out by state and non-state actors purporting to seek the interest of African countries and its ecosystems.
We champion the Cause to Influence Public Policies in Fisheries Management
As journalists, our association has a mandate to run media campaigns to report corrupt practices related to fisheries governance in Africa. Using the expert knowledge of our members and collaborative partners around the world, we will seek, trace, and make public any factual information related to illegal fisheries activities, fraudulent documents and permits, and unreported financial transactions that ensued.
We will do so by forging relationships with organizations that complement our mission, vision, and objectives. They include:
- U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- European Union Fisheries Control Agency
- FISH-i Africa
- TRYGG MAT Tracking
- U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- Stop Illegal Fishing
- INTERPOL Project Scale
- Friends of the Earth Norway (Naturvernforbund)
- Pew Ending Illegal Fishing Project
- West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP)
- World Bank
- African Union/IBAR
- Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC)
- Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)