Victor Kargbo, Executive Committee Member
Victor has been at the forefront of reducing and stopping illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Sierra Leone where he has worked for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Sierra Leone, since 1987.
Victor now serves as the Acting Assistant Director of Fisheries. He is also Head of the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Unit of the Ministry and the Joint Maritime Committee (JMC) Management Team. Victor has worked zealously in fisheries surveillance in his country and for the West Africa Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC).
Some of Victor’s work is documented on Aljazeera (Pirate Fishing in Sierra Leone) and BBC (Worst Place to be as a Fisherman). His bravery and determination led to the arrest of two large-scale fishing vessel operators that export to the EU who were fined more than US $300,000 for their crimes.
He has won two international awards; 2012 Sea Food Champion; and 2014 IMCS Network Fisheries Champions Award and has represented his country at various national and international conferences.
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