Executive Committee

Elsa da Gloria Patria, Chair

'We have a strong team drawn widely from the African continent and representing the different elements of fisheries management. What we all share is a commitment to making a difference and bringing an end to the injustice of illegal fishing. We are working to protect the oceans and the fishery resources for the benefit of future generations.'

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Mark Ssemakula, Vice Chair

SIF continues to offer creative solutions to key challenges in fisheries management. We are committed to identifying illegal practitioners and their ways of operating. We need to stay one step ahead; by harnessing new technology and, most importantly, sharing information and working together SIF is having an impact.’

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Nicholas Ntheketha, Vice Chair

'We need to continue working together and sharing information so that we can further develop robust and permanent mechanisms. If we integrate intelligent tools, grow our connections and contribute to globally combatting IUU fishing we will make it impossible for illegal operators to benefit from their illicit business.'

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Sandy Davies, Treasurer

‘Stop Illegal Fishing has created a working network of those who are serious about ending illegal fishing in Africa. There is a real energy and resolve to tackle this issue both on the ground and politically. With food security a major challenge for the future we are doing all we can to protect fisheries and ensure their sustainability.’

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Per Erik Bergh, Secretary

‘‘Through our work with Stop Illegal Fishing we have uncovered the extent of the illegalities that are taking place in our oceans every day. By working in partnership with coastal, market, flag and port States as well as NGOs and the international community we can see what needs to change, where the challenges are, and are making progress.’

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Sally Frankcom, Vice Secretary

"It has been a great privilege to be involved with Stop Illegal Fishing, and to see it grow from an idea to an effective organisation making change in a challenging environment. Out of the spotlight there are real people making a real difference in a way that will create lasting change and benefit future generations."

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Victor Kargbo, Executive Committee Member

‘Stop Illegal Fishing focuses attention on this important issue and spurs us all on to work together with more urgency and zeal. Through Stop Illegal Fishing we can work together to create a united response to the illegal operators and to develop solutions to this issue.’

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Manuel Castiano, Executive Committee Member

Manuel Castiano PhD is an experienced lawyer specialized in natural resources, environmental and criminal cases and respective legal solutions.

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