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

New report: Moving Tuna – Transhipment in the Western Indian Ocean

The point when catch moves from the fishing vessel and enters the supply...

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Corruption and illegal fishing: connections and solutions

A virtual panel discussion examining the links between corruption and illegal, unreported and...

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Regional Technical Team meets to advance the SADC Regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre

The Sixth Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Technical Team...

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Iranian flagged fishing vessels identified operating illegally in Somali EEZ

Revelations of the continuing presence of unauthorised vessels operating illegally in Somali waters...

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SIF News Categories

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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