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FISH4ACP

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

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20/09/2023

20 September 2023, Ijebu-Ode - FISH4ACP, a partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the European Union (EU), Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), is helping Nigeria to make its catfish sector more resilient and efficient in providing affordable food to Africa’s most populous nation.  

“Fish farming is my...

25/07/2023

25 July 2023, Ayamé, Côte d’Ivoire - Béatrice Manizan Manzan is in her fifties and her face is already familiar to people in the fish-farming community of Ayamé in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire. Her specialty is farming fish in floating cages on one of the tributaries of the Bia, a river that originates in neighbouring Ghana, crosses the entire southwest of Côte d‘Ivoire, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Nonetheless, she only...

08/06/2023

8 June 2023, Abuja – A new plan to reinforce Nigeria’s catfish value chain offers a roadmap to make this massive and vital sector more resilient and efficient in providing affordable food to Africa’s most populous nation, creating jobs and business opportunities, while reducing harm to human health and lessening the burden on the environment. 

“Catfish has been key in feeding Nigeria’s growing population and has improved the livelihoods of many...

02/06/2023

2 June 2023, Somone-Thiès - On the Somone lagoon, Ousmane Fall, a 42-year-old fishmonger, and his team are busy cleaning bags containing oyster spat intended for cultivation. Ousmane was initially not interested in oyster farming, but now he fully dedicates himself to it.  

He was convinced by his best friend and current collaborator, Khadim Tine, the president of their farm "La Cabane Penchée. When they embarked on this adventure in 2018,...

11/05/2023

9 May 2023, Harare – Government officials, fish industry captains, civil society and private sector representatives have launched consultations on a new fisheries and aquaculture bill for Zimbabwe. Hailed as a first of its kind piece of legislation, the bill marks a milestone in efforts by the Southern African nation to bolster its fisheries and aquaculture industry.

 “This bill is expected to bring all regulations on aquaculture production and conservation under...

26/04/2023

26 April 2023, Mpulungu, Zambia – A ten-year strategy to make Zambia’s kapenta value chain stronger and more sustainable was endorsed today by public and private sector stakeholders in a bid to produce better food to reduce poverty, better protect women and preserve Lake Tanganyika’s aquatic resources. 

“Kapenta provides a healthy meal to many Zambians and is a crucial part of the livelihood of our fishing communities,” said Mbamwai Mbewe, Acting...

30/03/2023

30 March 2023, Abidjan – The selection of 10 pilot farms marks the start of a ten-year strategy to upgrade the tilapia value chain in Côte d’Ivoire. A report outlining the strategy that aims to help Côte d'Ivoire to achieve self-sufficiency in tilapia production by 2030 was officially presented to the Ivorian authorities. 

“I am convinced that FISH4ACP will create new opportunities for those involved in the tilapia sector, improve the...

23/03/2023

23 March 2023, Sao Tome – A ten-year upgrading strategy for coastal pelagics fisheries in the Sao Tome and Principe was endorsed by key stakeholders today, marking the start of an overhaul of a sector that is key for food and nutrition security, aiming to make it more profitable and environmentally sustainable.   

“Coastal pelagics are a vital part of our countries’ fisheries and provide healthy, affordable food for many people,”...

21/03/2023

21 March 2023, Dar es Salaam - A key fisheries and aquaculture development programme that has highlighted the potential for the development and sustainability of small-scale fisheries in the United Republic of Tanzania is bringing together Lake Tanganyika countries to consider an action plan for the lake’s first stock assessment in decades.   

FAO’s FISH4ACP is an initiative led by the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, funded by...

14/03/2023

A key fisheries and aquaculture development programme implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has highlighted significant potential to boost these sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Tanzania, Guyana and the Marshall Islands, making them more self-sufficient, creating jobs and preserving biological stock levels.

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