Whistleblower awarded for exposing corruption within the fishing industry
As head of the fishing company Samherji, Jóhannes Stefánsson understood that the company was involved in widespread corruption linked to fishing quotas in Namibia.
He left the company in protest and then came to expose the misconduct within his own company and other parts of the industry in "The Fishrot Files". The ensuing debate shook the industry and toppled two Namibian ministers, among others.
Jóhannes Stefánsson now wins the prestigious sustainability award "WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award 2021" and a prize sum of one million Swedish kronor for the unveiling.
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