policy gulf guinea beyond piracy

Policy Beyond Counter-Piracy: Improving Maritime Enforcement Capacity, Fisheries, Coastal Welfare, and Rule of Law in the Gulf of Guinea

Release Date: November 5, 2020
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Publication Type: Policy Brief


In recent years, much of the policy attention around maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea has prioritized approaches to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea - a critical piece of the puzzle. This policy brief provides recommendations which focus on the root causes of illicit maritime activities, including piracy and armed robbery, so that signatories and stakeholders of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct can holistically and comprehensively improve regional maritime security. 


Key Findings

These recommendations include improvements at the international, regional, and national levels to regional maritime enforcement capacity, fisheries, coastal welfare, and rule of law to disrupt illicit maritime activity in the Gulf of Guinea.