Alistair McDonnell

Speaking On: INTERPOL, cooperation & mutual assistance when fisheries crime is detected

“The best organised and most highly profitable business models involved in IUU fishing and associated crimes are transnational. To combat these threats a global response is required. INTERPOL and our 190 member countries can help provide the global connections between law enforcement to deter, disrupt and eliminate these criminal networks.” 

Alistair has over 25 years of fisheries enforcement, scientific and policy experience in the UK and EU fisheries, and has worked in the Atlantic, Indian and Southern Oceans. Between 2009 and 2014 he managed teams in the UK implementing the EU IUU regulations and controlled the UK border against the imports of fishery products contaminated by IUU activity. Since April 2014, he has been part of INTERPOL’s Environmental Security sub-Directorate in Lyon working for Project SCALE on global fisheries crime.


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Current Position: Manager Project Scale, INTERPOL Environmental Security sub-Directorate, France

Session: Cooperation