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

Durban fisheries officers call for systematic interagency cooperation to fight IUU fishing

From 30 January to 02 February 2024, SIF and the MCSCC went to...

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FCWC West Africa Task Force held fifteenth Regional Meeting in Cote d’Ivoire.

The West Africa Task Force (WATF) of the Fisheries Committee for the West...

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Inaugural meeting of the SADC MCSCC Task Force – a giant step for regional cooperation on fisheries

On 6 – 8 December 2023, representatives of the signatory countries to the...

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First risk assessment training in Mozambique under the Ocean Vigilance project

On 22 – 24 November 2023 the first training conducted under the project...

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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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