To achieve sustainable fisheries, the availability and quality of information is critical. In this new video, we highlight the importance of transparency for sustainable fisheries management and emphasize what stakeholders gain from engaging their country in the FiTI.Read More →
The ‘Transparency of Fisheries in Seychelles’ Kick-off Forum took place on 30 September 2020 at the Eden Bleu Hotel, Seychelles, supporting the country’s current endeavours to compile its first FiTI Report.Read More →
11 November 2020. Irish Aid approved today a grant to the FiTI for increasing transparency and multi-stakeholder collaboration in fisheries management among four Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Africa: Cabo Verde, Comoros, Mauritius, and Sao Tomé and Principe.Read More →
Subsidies have become one of the most controversial subjects in debates on fisheries reforms. Perhaps more than any other single factor, subsidies are seen as the source of a range of problems, such as overfishing, illegal fishing and unfair benefit-sharing.Read More →
The International Secretariat of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) is looking for a Regional Coordinator for the Western Indian Ocean region, based in Seychelles.Read More →
Victoria, 22 October 2020. The Headquarters Agreement for the Seychelles to host the International Secretariat for the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) was signed today in a short ceremony at the Department of Foreign Affairs.Read More →
Many tourism-heavy Small Island Development States (SIDS) have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the need to rebuild and diversify economies, hopes are increasingly pinned on the countries’ fisheries sector.Read More →
Beneficial ownership – that is, the natural person who ultimately owns or controls a business or transaction – is a topic that is grabbing global attention. The negative consequences of a lack of transparency regarding beneficial ownership are all too evident, with special implications for the fisheries sector.
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Victoria, 7 September 2020. The International Board of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) has announced today its approval of granting countries a three-year moratorium (2020 – 2022) regarding annual financial contributions, due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Victoria/Laxenburg. After the positive reception of the webinar “Corruption in fisheries: A key obstacle for resilient oceans”, the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) and the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) have agreed to jointly organise additional webinars on this important subject.
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