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

Stop Illegal Fishing Joins International Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance Network as an Observer

Stop Illegal Fishing is delighted to have been accepted as an official Observer...

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Third Meeting of the Parties to the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures

Hosted by the European Union Brussels, Belgium [virtual] 31 May – 4 June...

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Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop

The International MCS Network is pleased to convene its first virtual Global Fisheries...

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New publication: How to Stop Illegal Fishing: Stateless Vessels

A new publication, How to Stop Illegal Fishing: Stateless Vessels provides enforcement officers,...

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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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