Kristín Gunnarsdóttir v. Kistowski

Speaking On: The FISH-i Africa Task Force

"We are not talking about some individual fishermen breaking the rules for a couple of more fish. Fisheries crime is highly organized and can involve a range of illegal, destructive and also violent practices. We need to understand these operations and networks better in order to stop what seems to be happening far out on the ocean but is in fact affecting people, societies, economies, and the environment."

Kristin is an expert in environmental policies and international ocean governance.She is also engaged in marine conservation, illegal fishing, biodiversity, fisheries policies, technology assessment, biosafety, demography. Kristin works extensively on the FISH-i Africa Task Force in the Indian Ocean, ensuring the quality of the analysis and research, the effectiveness of the information exchange, and providing support to the Task Force on a range of issues related to illegal fishing.

Bio facts

Position: FISH-i Africa, Senior Advisor , Germany

Session: Cooperation

Citizenship: South Africa
Qualifications: National Diploma in Police Administration Majoring in Criminal Law, Law of Criminal Procedure and Evidence and Investigation of Crime.
Other Training: Professional criminal and civil investigator, member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Computer Crimes Seminar for Investigators.
Countries of Work Experience: Botswana, Djibouti, Kenya, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and United Republic of Tanzania.