Sandy Davies, Technical Expert

Sandy’s work in fisheries started in a fish processing factory in Canada where she witnessed some of the more shady sides of the business. Later, based in the Falkland Island, she spent four years, mostly at sea, monitoring and watching the industry at work and the catches they took. Sandy then shared her time between Aberdeen in Scotland and Lake Kainji in Nigeria, where she completed her MSc studies before joining DFID to work in international fisheries development. She has worked and lived in Africa for the last twenty years focusing on fisheries management and governance, sustainable development and regional and international integration. Sandy is a founder member of Stop Illegal Fishing and she has been part of the team behind the FishCRIME symposium.

Recent Posts

Eighth meeting of the West Africa Task Force

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

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Blue Oceans Conference calls for collaboration, transparency and port State measures to address illegal fishing

Building on the momentum begun by the United Nations Oceans Conference and the...

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Liberian authorities meet to build cooperation to stop illegal fishing

Representatives from seven Liberian agencies participated in the Liberian National Working Group (NWG)...

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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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