Sandy Davies, Treasurer

Sandy is an esteemed member of Stop Illegal Fishing and currently serves as its treasurer, a position she has held since SIF was founded. She holds degrees from Aberystwyth and Aberdeen Universities and has more than 35 years of experience in international development, having lived and worked in Africa for almost three decades.

Sandy’s career in fisheries began in the Falkland Islands, where she spent four years monitoring and observing the industry at work, mostly at sea. She has worked for the UK’s DFID in Nigeria and Namibia, as well as for the SADC as their Fisheries Expert.

More recently, Sandy has been working as a fisheries consultant, where her responsibilities include national and regional policy development, intergovernmental negotiations, research, project implementation, and more. Sandy frequently presents her work at conferences and meetings and has authored a variety of publications, including peer-reviewed articles, policy briefs, consultancy reports, workshop proceedings, position papers, training manuals, and case studies.

Recent Posts

Durban fisheries officers call for systematic interagency cooperation to fight IUU fishing

From 30 January to 02 February 2024, SIF and the MCSCC went to...

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FCWC West Africa Task Force held fifteenth Regional Meeting in Cote d’Ivoire.

The West Africa Task Force (WATF) of the Fisheries Committee for the West...

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Inaugural meeting of the SADC MCSCC Task Force – a giant step for regional cooperation on fisheries

On 6 – 8 December 2023, representatives of the signatory countries to the...

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First risk assessment training in Mozambique under the Ocean Vigilance project

On 22 – 24 November 2023 the first training conducted under the project...

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What impact are we having?

The Issues

One in four fish in Africa is caught illegally, this threatens the sustainability of fish stocks, damages the ecosystem and deprives governments of income and people of livelihoods.

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Our Approach

Creating change by informing policy and practice, our hands on experience and investigative work means we are often the first to spot new trends and find ways to challenge these.

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Our Initiatives

Illegal fishing is a complex issue that requires multifaceted responses. Stop Illegal Fishing are working with a range of organisations to bring about change.

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