June 2017 — Per Erik Bergh (Managing Director) attended the second planning meeting of The Safe Ocean Network in Washington, USA. Established in 2015, the network seeks to build a global community to strengthen all aspects of the fight against illegal fishing including detection, enforcement, and prosecution. There are currently 27 governments and 19 inter-governmental and non-governmental partners affiliated with the Network.
The Safe Ocean Network is focused on increasing collaboration between countries and organisations combatting illegal fishing around the world. Per Erik presented the work of the FISH-i Africa Task Force as a successful model of regional cooperation to tackle illegal fishing.