Welcome to the SADC Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre (MCSCC)

Our Mission

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a threat to us all. It leads to unfair competition and global losses of between USD 10 and 23.5 billion annually.

Declining fish stocks put the coastal and island nations and their communities at risk, with small-scale fisheries being particularly vulnerable.

The SADC MCSCC is a joint effort of member states to curb IUU fishing in the southwest Indian Ocean. Through the systematic sharing of information on licensed and flagged vessels in the region, including information for lakes bordered by several countries, the MCSCC will create a comprehensive database of vessels, their operators and agents, accessible to all member states, that can support decision-making and enforcement. Together, we will combat IUU fishing, protect small-scale fisheries and secure livelihoods for millions of people living in the region.

Did you know

26 million
tonnes fish

caught illegally

$23.5 billion
global losses

due to illegal fishing

ships tracked

in the SADC region

16 countries

to combat illegal fishing

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