Coastal Fisheries Initiative

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Women have an important role to play in Africa’s fisheries sector, but their contributions are too often overlooked.The African Union Commission and The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) recognize this challenge, which they address in their Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa. This strategy...
The challenges and achievements experienced by coastal fisheries communities spanning three continents was the topic of discussion last month in Guayaquil, Ecuador at the GEF Coastal Fisheries Initiative Global Inception Meeting. (more)
During a recent workshop in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to shape a five-year GEF-FAO Western Africa project implemented in partnership with the governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Cabo Verde and Senegal, FAO officers visited coastal fishing communities and fisherfolk organizations to better understand the principle challenges to improving coastal fisheries in Côte...
In recent years, the bycatch (the fish or other marine species caught unintentionally when targeting different species) of fishery resources has become a concern for various actors, including commercial and recreational fishing industries, scientists, policy makers, conservation organizations and the general public.
While this week globally important climate change negotiations are taking place in Paris, France at COP21, a small group of experts in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire are planning how to improve the livelihoods, food security and resilience of one of the groups most affected by climate change: coastal communities.