Sandy Davies, Treasurer

Sandy’s work in fisheries started in a fish processing factory in Canada where she witnessed some of the more shady sides of the business. Later, based in the Falkland Islands, she spent four years, mostly at sea, monitoring and watching the industry at work and the catches they took. Sandy then shared her time between Aberdeen in Scotland and Lake Kainji in Nigeria, where she completed her MSc studies before joining the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to work in international fisheries development.

She has worked and lived in Africa for the last twenty years focusing on fisheries management and governance, sustainable development and regional and international integration. Sandy is a founder member of Stop Illegal Fishing and was part of the team behind the 2015 FishCRIME symposium.

Recent Posts

Commitment and cooperation mark the ninth meeting of the West Africa Task Force

The fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa is...

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‘Document Verification Manual: Vessel Identity’ is published

Faked, false or forged documents linked to vessel identity are widely used by...

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SADC focus on transparency of vessel records management and fishing authorization schemes

A regional workshop organised by the Southern African Development Community, in partnership with...

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FAO International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability

18-21 November 2019, Rome, Italy. Marine and inland fisheries today are at an...

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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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