The National Task Group (NTG) of 17 of the countries in the project submitted a Concept Note which outlined the fisheries that need to be included in the EAF-Nansen project and the priority actions in relation to the implementation of the EAF. The Concept Notes led to the development of 7 small projects, supported technically and financially by the EAF-Nansen project. In order to encourage and facilitate synergies and complementarities between countries that have common EAF issues, the project decided to promote thematic and geographical clusters. Information on the activities of the small projects are available by clicking on the links below.
Sierra Leone and Liberia decided to join their efforts to develop a management plan for their respective artisanal fishery through the small project: Improving the Artisanal Fisheries Management of Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo agreed to collaborate to come up with a management and monitoring plan for the beach seine fishery in the four countries and proposed the small project: Improving the management of the beach seine fishery in coastal waters in Benin, Ghana, Togo and Côte d’Ivoire.
Seychelles and Tanzania requested the support of the EAF-Nansen project to develop a framework for managing the artisanal fishery. The small project is entitled: Development of the artisanal fisheries management in Tanzania and Seychelles.
Cameroon and Gabon agreed to collaborate in the preparation of an industrial shrimp fishery management framework. The project is on Appui à l’amélioration de la gestion des pêcheries crevettières du Cameroun, du Gabon et de la Nigerie (Support to improve shrimp fisheries management in Cameroon,Gabon and Nigeria).
Angola, Namibia and South Africa are working together under the auspices of the Benguela Current Commission on 3 projects co-financed by the EAF-Nansen project and the Benguela Current Commission. The projects are: