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



FAO’s FISH4ACP programme empowers women to address falling yields and discrimination.


7 March 2023, Santo Domingo – Key stakeholders in Dominican fisheries today endorsed a ten-year upgrading strategy for the mahi-mahi sector, marking the launch of an ambitious agenda to strengthen this important artisanal fishery, making sure that benefits are shared equitably and growth does not increase the burden on the environment.  

“This agreement gives an important boost to our efforts to modernize the fisheries sector,” said Carlos Then, Director of the...


3 March 2023, La Parfaite Harmony - “I grew up in the countryside. I was a rice farmer. Then I moved to mining and now I am in the fishing industry,” says Renita Joseph, a fish processor from La Parfaite Harmony on the west bank of the Demerara River, close to Guyana’s capital Georgetown.  

“In the morning, I take my kids to school and then I come to the business,” she...


10 February 2023, Dakar - She almost goes unnoticed among the women who have come to visit her from Senegal’s southern provinces of Casamance and Sine-Saloum to share experiences and best practices in oyster picking and farming. 

Yet Seynabou Diatta is one of the pillars of the local oyster industry. She has worked in oyster farming for 40 years and coordinates a group of about 60 women oyster farmers.  

The visit took...


2 February 2023, Banjul – Better oyster production and responsible resource management are vital for sustainable growth of The Gambia’s mangrove oyster sector, according to an upgrading strategy endorsed by key stakeholders today. The agreement marks the start of FISH4ACP’s activities in support of female oyster producers, while aiming to turn the tide on declining oyster stocks. 

“This agreement bolsters our support to Gambia’s oyster sector,” said Fanta Bojang Samateh, Deputy...


6 December 2022, Mpulungu, Zambia – The outcomes of an in-depth analysis of Zambia’s small pelagic sector were presented today to public and private sector stakeholders, gathering to discuss ways to make this fishery stronger and more sustainable in a bid to produce better food, reduce poverty and preserve Lake Tanganyika’s aquatic resources. 

 “Kapenta is an important source of healthy food for many people in Zambia and provides an income to...


11 November 2022, Mutare – Stakeholders from across Zimbabwe’s tilapia value chain rallied behind a plan to help the Southern African nation develop its tilapia aquaculture and promote opportunities for women, youth and marginalized groups without adding pressure on the environment.  

“Tilapia farming can be a driver of our countries’ inclusive growth,” said the Honorable J Masuka, Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development at an event today celebrating...


9 November 2022, Sao Tome – A stronger coastal pelagics value chain is key for food and nutrition security in the African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe, according to a ten-year upgrading strategy presented by FISH4ACP today to over 50 stakeholders and experts. It will also make the sector more profitable and promote responsible management to reverse declining catches.  

The strategy is the result of a sector-wide dialogue spearheaded...


9 November 2022, Majuro – Around 60 representatives of the tuna sector, government officials, financial partners and affiliated organizations rallied behind a ten-year plan to bring more added value of tuna fishing to the Marshall Islands and make this sector more sustainable – and start implementing plans to upgrade the Pacific Island nations’ tuna value chain. 

“Tuna accounts for almost all national fisheries production and exports from the Marshall Islands,” said...


3 November 2022, Santo Domingo – A ten-year development plan, presented by FISH4ACP to the fisheries sector today, aims to strengthen the mahi-mahi value chain in the Dominican Republic, while making sure that benefits are shared equitably and growth does not increase the burden on the environment.  

“Our priority is to modernize the fisheries sector, while improving the livehoods of fisherfolk and preserving the aquatic ecosystems on which our fisheries depend,”...

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