Coastal Fisheries Initiative

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Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the CFI rallies UN agencies and international conservation organizations behind the common goal of promoting the sustainable use and management of coastal fisheries, championing innovative approaches to improve governance and strengthening the seafood value chain.
Djirnda, Senegal - Elhadj Issakha Sarr is sounding the alarm. So far, says this 52-year old fisherman and trader, the people of Djirnda have managed to cope. “Now,” he adds, “they can hardly take it anymore.” Nested in an islet in the delta of Senegal’s southern Saloum river, close to the...
A new e-learning course introducing a new project that will help assess, monitor and manage coastal fisheries has been launched by the GEF-funded Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI), as part of its knowledge management portfolioaimed at developing more integrated approaches to coastal fisheries management. The three-module online course on the Fisheries Performance...
UN agencies and international conservation organizations met to push forward plans to restore mangrove forests in West Africa to benefit the local communities and economies that depend on coastal fisheries.   Mangrove sites in Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal will undergo assessment and reforestation plans under the Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI), a multi-agency development program to...
Fish provide 3.2 billion people with about 20% of their animal protein and essential nutrients for growth and maternal health. The Coastal Fisheries Initiative, CFI, was developed to demonstrate and promote integrated approaches that support environmentally, economically and socially sustainable use and management of coastal fisheries. The Programme takes a...
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