Per Erik Bergh, Coordinator

Per Erik Bergh has for over 30 years been working globally in the maritime and fisheries fields. His main passion is fighting illegal fishing and assisting operational MCS staff to bring perpetrators to justice.

He achieves this through his extensive network that has been built from his initial years in the Norwegian coastguard, his extensive global travel and engagement in international fishery and maritime affairs and from over two decades living and working in Africa.

Per Erik has worked in over 40 countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe and America where he’s been involved in the development of the MCS element of fishery management plans, working in aspects ranging from training inspectors to supporting regional and international negotiations of fisheries instruments.

Per Erik was one of the founding members of Stop Illegal Fishing and heads up the Stop Illegal Fishing Investigative Unit.

Recent Posts

COFI 35 advances international efforts to combat illegal fishing

The 35th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Fisheries...

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Nigeria becomes party to FAO Agreement on Port State Measures

Nigeria has become the latest country to become party to the 2009 Food...

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Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the PSMA

08 May 2023 to 12 May 2023 Indonesia The Fourth Meeting of the...

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COFI 35 endorses Voluntary Guidelines for Transshipment

The 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Fisheries...

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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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