Sandy Davies, Fisheries Expert

Sandy is a founding member of Stop Illegal Fishing and leads their analytical work.

She has degrees from Aberystwyth and Aberdeen Universities and has over 30 years of international development experience including living and working in Africa for twenty-six years. Sandy’s work in fisheries started in the Falkland Island, where she spent four years, mostly at sea, monitoring and watching the industry at work. Sandy worked for the UK’s DFID in Nigeria and Namibia, the SADC as their Fisheries Expert, and for the last fifteen years as a fisheries consultant. Her work includes national and regional policy development, inter-governmental negotiations, research and project implementation on sustainable development, fisheries management, blue growth and stopping illegal fishing. Sandy regularly presents her work at conferences and meetings and she is the author of various peer reviewed publications, policy briefs, consultancy reports, workshop proceedings, position papers, training manuals, and case studies.

Recent Posts

Committee on Fisheries Thirty-fourth Session

1-5 February 2021 Rome, Italy For more information go to: http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/cofi/documents-cofi34/en/

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SADC Secretariat, Member States and partners, SIF and WWF take stock on progress in implementation of SDG 14

Sustainable development goal 14 (SDG 14) concerning life below water is a priority...

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Vessel Inspection: Fisheries Enforcement Phrase Book

Communication between fisheries inspectors and the master and crew of fishing vessels during...

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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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