Key note address


Ms. Eve de Coning, POLITIET, KRIPOS, NCIS Norway

Setting the scene


Mr. P E Bergh, Stop Illegal Fishing, Botswana

Panel 1 – CASES

Illegal fishing and transnational crime – what are the links and where is the evidence?

Chair: Professor Jan Glazewski, University of Cape Town, Institute of Marine & Environmental Law, Department of Law, South Africa

Blast fishing cases


Mr. James Bulongo, Member of national multi-agency task team against environmental crime, United Republic of Tanzania


Blast fishing cases


Mr. Johannes Dirk Kotze, Criminal investigator and consultant, organized international fishery crimes, South Africa

Human trafficking cases


Ms Rebecca Surtees, Senior Researcher, Nexus Institute, US

Unravelling a murder at sea


Mr. Duncan Copeland, Analyst, Trygg Matt Tracking, Norway

The F/V Thunder case


Mr. Francis Izeg Omiunu, The Nigerian Maritime Safety Administration, Nigeria

Ms Aduke Kupolati, Assistant Director Fisheries Resources & MCS  Nigerian Fisheries Authority, Nigeria



Fighting transnational fisheries crime – who is doing it and what are they doing?

Chair: Mr Gunnar Stølsvik, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Cooperation to combat wildlife and fisheries crime


Mr. Jorge Rios, Chief of Global Programme for Combating Wildlife Crime, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Austria

Interpol, cooperation and mutual assistance when fisheries crime is detected


Mr. Alistair McDonnell, Project Scale Manager, Interpol, France

The FISH-i Africa Task Force


Dr Kristin von Kistowski, Senior Adviser, FISH-i Africa Technical Team, Germany

The FISH-i Africa Task Force


Mr. Nicholas Ntheketha, Chair of FISH-i Africa Task Force, Kenya


Cooperation to reduce forced labour, human trafficking in fishing industry


Mr. Jean Marie Kagabo, Programme to Combat forced labour, International Labour Organization, Switzerland

Cooperation through the 2050 African Integrated Maritime Strategy


Mr. Samuel Kame-Domguia, Coordinator, 2050 African Integrated Maritime Strategy Task Force, Ethiopia



Prosecuting the criminals – what are the challenges and how do we overcome them?

Chair: Mr. Tor Martin Møller, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Challenges in fisheries crime in South Africa


Mr. Bernard Liedemann,  DAFF, South Africa

Indonesian approach to tackling fisheries crime


Dr. Yunus Husein, Head of IUU Fishing Task Force, Indonesia

Illegal trade of fisheries products & challenges in tackling fisheries crime


Mr. Markus Burgener, Senior Programme Officer, Traffic, South Africa

Fisheries Crime

Mr. Jon Whitlow, International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Seafarers’ section, UK

Panel 4 – CHANGE

Getting organised for change – what is needed to stop fisheries crime?

Chair: Ms. Sandy Davies, Stop Illegal Fishing

Ms. Kirsten Bjøru, Senior Adviser, Norad - Department for Climate, Energy & Environment Section for Environment & Food Security, Norway

Mr. Marcus Asner, US Attorney Natural resource fraud, corruption, Arnold & Porter LLP, USA

Ms. Nondumiso Mfenyana, South African Maritime Safety Authority SAMSA, South Africa

Mr. Gary Orr, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

Prof. Hennie van As, Director, Law in Action Institute, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa