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

State promises to boost fishing at Coast, create 2 million jobs

The government will improve the fishing sector at the Coast, Vocational and Technical...

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U.S: Illicit maritime activities threat to Africa’s food security

The United States (U.S.) yesterday said illicit maritime activities are threats to the...

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South African Economy Benefits from the Building of Navy Vessels

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) hosted a keel...

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West African navies to cross borders in pursuit of criminals

The Nigerian Navy said it is working with littoral countries within the West...

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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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