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Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa (CIFAA) (RAF-745)

Title Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa (CIFAA)
Code RAF-745
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.2

Origin

Established by the Director-General following the decision of the Council at its Fifty-sixth Session (1971, Resolution 1/56).

Rules of Procedure

Rules of Procedure adopted at the First Session (1972) and amended at its Third (1977) and Fifth (1983) Sessions.

Category Cat. 1
Purpose

To promote, coordinate and assist national and regional fishery surveys and research and development programmes designed to rationally utilize inland fishery resources; to assist Members in establishing the scientific basis for regulatory and other measures; to assist in the development of fish culture and stock improvement; to promote the use of the most effective fishing craft, gear and techniques; to encourage education and training; to assist Members in formulating programmes to help achieve the objectives referred to in the statutes.

Membership

Membership consists of African Members and Associate Members selected by the Director-General on the basis of their active interest in inland fishery development in Africa and of their potential contribution to the effective discharge of the functions of the Committee.

Number of Members 38
List of Members
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Languages English and French
Document symbol RAF
Division Regional Office for Africa (FAO-RAF)
Contact information/email

Alhaji.Jallow@fao.org

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Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa

First Session November 1972
Pattern of sessions 1972, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010
Subsidiary Bodies

Sub-Committee for Lake Tanganyika (FI-712)
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Member Nations of CIFA surrounding Lake Tanganyika (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia).