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Per Sandberg

Minister Of Fisheries, Norway

“I believe that transnational organized fisheries crime is an issue that needs global attention and has to be dealt with through many different entry points. This is the reason why we advocate the use of inter-agency cooperation. In addition to fisheries authorities, we also need the police, tax authorities, customs and other agencies involved in this fight. By doing this we also build resilient and more effective governmental institutions that are able to adapt to counter creative criminals. Norway has supported the FishCRIME symposiums since 2015 and I am happy to see that the number of participants and countries that support this event is growing every year and we expect that this year’s event in Copenhagen will be as fruitful, if not more so, as previous years.”