Dawn Borg Costanzi supports Pew’s ending illegal fishing project by helping to develop and implement policies that ensure adequate port controls to keep illegal seafood products out of the global market. The project focuses on building a sustainable future for the world’s oceans by preventing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Borg Costanzi works to inform countries on the ratification and adequate implementation of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO’s) 2009 Port State Measures Agreement.
Before joining Pew, Borg Costanzi worked for the FAO, where she helped design and develop the Global Record of Fishing Vessels, a critical information tool in the fight against IUU fishing. She also facilitated the creation of online questionnaires to monitor the application of the FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Her work in this area helped her obtain a certificate from the agency to help countries develop and strengthen their procedures for combating IUU fishing.
Before her work with the United Nations, Borg Costanzi led a large-scale project for the Maltese Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and was also data manager for vessel monitoring systems at Malta’s National Fisheries Monitoring Center.
Borg Costanzi holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Malta.