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Handover fishing vessels in Bossaso

Nov 2019

12 fishing vessels with inboard diesel engines were handed over by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Puntland State turned them over to active fishing co-operatives working on the Puntland coast.

Funded by the European Union, the CCAP project started in 2016 with a clear objective: provide viable alternatives to piracy within the fisheries sector to the coastal communities. In collaboration with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Puntland and Galmudug. FAO is coordinating the concerted efforts to develop the promising fishing industry in Somalia and create opportunities for youth employment. The project is benefitting over 1 000 beneficiaries through new fishing vessels and gear, capacity building on fish processing techniques, and training to strengthen a wide range of skills needed in the fisheries sector.

Author: FAO/Somalia

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