FISH4ACP

Unlocking the potential
of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

Cameroon

Cameroon lies on the Atlantic coast at the junction of Western and Central Africa. As early as 1472, it was named "Rio dos Camarões," or, "River of Prawns" by Portuguese explorers because of the abundance of the crustaceans that were discovered in the area.  

FISH4ACP sets out to safeguard the productivity of shrimp fishery in a sustainable manner and to expand processing capacities to provide domestic and international consumers with quality, nutritious foods.  

The fisheries sector plays a pivotal economic and social role in Cameroon, where shrimp produce is the main market. While most of the industrial caught fish are destined for Europe and Asia, the artisanal catch is mainly sold in local markets. It is a vital source of animal protein, especially for communities that live along the coastline.

By backing profitable businesses and regulatory environments, FISH4ACP strives to generate more jobs for women and young people. It does so by unlocking the potential of local economies, in addition to promoting marine biodiversity for future generations via initiatives that help the population pave a path out of poverty and defeat hunger.