Dawn Borg Costanzi supports Pew’s international fisheries project by helping to develop and implement policies that stop illegal fishing and ensure adequate port controls to keep illegal seafood out of the global market. 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 illegal fishing. She also facilitated the creation of online questionnaires to monitor the application of the FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, earning her a certificate from the agency to help countries develop and strengthen their procedures for combating illegal fishing. Borg Costanzi also led a large-scale project for the Maltese Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and was 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.