As an international not-for-profit organisation, the Fisheries Transparency Initiative relies on the support of philanthropic donors, charitable contributions and government grants.

Funding support (2015 – 2019)

From June 2015 until December 2019, the German-based non-profit organization Berlin Governance Platform (formerly know as HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform) acted as the fiscal host for the FiTI.

Funding support (2020 – present)

Since January 2020, the FiTI is legally institutionalised as a non-profit, non-governmental association in Seychelles under Seychellois law.

Funding support (2020 – present): By funder categories
Funding support (2020 – present): By individual funders

Audited Annual Financial Statements

In accordance with article 23 of the constitution of the association of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (as of 13 May 2021): the ’(1) FiTI International Board shall appoint an external, independent auditor to annually audit the finances of the FiTI, and to present a written audit report to the FiTI International Board, subject to funding availability. The financial inability to perform an annual audit must be substantiated by the Executive Director to the FiTI International Board and the allocation of funds for the annual audit should be given priority in the budgeting process. (2) Annual financial reports and the auditor’s report shall be made publicly available.’

Relevant posts

  • FiTI Board approves indefinite suspension of annual country contributions
    Victoria, 29 April 2021. The International Board of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) approved today an indefinite suspension of annual financial contributions from participating countries, starting 1 May 2021.
  • Irish Aid supports FiTI to increase transparency in four African SIDS
    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.
  • FiTI Board approves COVID-19 induced 3-year moratorium on annual contributions
    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.
  • Moore Foundation supports transparency in fisheries management with 2-year grant
    Berlin/Victoria – 16 July 2019. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today their support for the FiTI to increase transparency in fisheries management in Africa and Latin America.
  • FiTI introduces annual financial contributions from participating countries, starting 2019
    BERLIN – 12 June 2018. The FiTI has made significant progress and is now experiencing an increasing demand from its stakeholders, in particular countries’ governments. A robust international administration and governance is needed to accompany countries all through the FiTI implementation process. It is also needed for continuous awareness raising, peer exchange, recognition of implementation successes, and for safeguarding the integrity of the initiative.
  • Mauritania continues support for the development of the FiTI
    Following the Fisheries Transparency Initiative’s first International Conference in Nouakchott / Mauritania, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania renewed its support for the FiTI by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, acting as the International Secretariat of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI).