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28 September 2022, Banjul – Sustainable growth of The Gambia’s oyster sector depends on better production and responsible resource management, according to an upgrading strategy presented to 50 experts and stakeholders today. It will improve the livelihoods of the women who dominate this small-scale sector and can turn the tide on declining oyster stocks. 

“This plan fits perfectly in Gambia’s ambition of making its fisheries more sustainable and improve the food...


27 July 2022, Kigoma – The Tanzanian Women Fish Workers Association (TAWFA) chapter for Lake Tanganyika was launched, with support from the FISH4ACP project in collaboration with the Ministry of Livestock in Fisheries.

The TAWFA chapter will lay the groundwork for greater gender equality across the Lake Tanganyika fisheries value chain and promote women's participation in fisheries activities. It will also serve as a platform for connecting with other potential opportunities through the...


29 June 2022, Banjul – Spurred by strong local demand, oyster production in The Gambia offers economic opportunity and social benefits, especially for women, according to an analysis presented today to experts and stakeholders, who discussed ways to reverse declining oyster stocks while improving safety and reducing the sector’s carbon footprint.   

“Mangrove oysters are a small-scale, artisanal sector with great value for the food security and livelihoods of women producers...


29 June 2022, Abuja – Nigeria’s huge catfish sector can improve production and offer better jobs without additional burden on the environment, according to a ten-year development plan presented today to some 50 stakeholders and experts, who discussed concrete action to achieve the strategy’s ambitious goals.  

“Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of African catfish on which millions of people’s livelihoods depend,” said Ime S. Umoh, Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture,...


20 June 2022, Dakar –  Representatives from the oyster sector in Senegal endorsed an upgrading strategy for the oyster value chain that lays down a ten-year plan towards improved local production, better jobs for women producers and less pressure on the mangroves where oysters occur. 

“Senegal has the natural resources and a strong local demand to support a flourishing oyster sector,” said Doudou Gueye Faye, representative of the Ministry of Fisheries...


16 June 2022, Douala – Supporting economic growth and livelihoods while working towards a more sustainable value chain are at the heart of a three-days meeting in Douala where stakeholders and experts discuss a ten-year development plan to overhaul Cameroon’s shrimp sector and unlock its full potential.   

The plan is the result of a sector-wide dialogue on how to bolster the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Cameroon’s shrimp value...


16 June 2022, Harare – Tilapia farming can be a driver of inclusive growth in Zimbabwe, according to an upgrading strategy presented today to over 35 stakeholders and experts, who discussed ways to help the southern African nation develop its tilapia sector and promote opportunities for women, youth and marginalized groups without adding pressure on the environment.  

“Tilapia is key to our ambition to expand aquaculture production in Zimbabwe,” said Milton...


8 June 2022, Santo Domingo – Increasing demand for mahi-mahi in the Dominican Republic shows the potential for growth of domestic production, according to an analysis presented today to 80 stakeholders and experts, who discussed ways to strengthen the mahi-mahi value chain, while making sure that benefits are shared equitably and growth does not increase the burden on the environment.

“The growth potential of mahi-mahi is good news for our artisanal...


25 May 2022, Georgetown – Improved fishing practices, better compliance with regulations and higher quality and safety of the end product – these are the core elements of a 10-year plan endorsed today by key partners of Guyana’s seabob sector. The plan aims to strengthen the country as a leading exporter of Atlantic seabob shrimp, while ensuring long-term stability of stocks and bringing more prosperity to the people.

The development results...


11 May 2022, Sao Tome – A stronger coastal pelagics sector will increase employment and bring more healthy food on the table in Sao Tome and Principe, according to an analysis presented today to over 50 stakeholders and experts, discussing ways to improve the coastal pelagics value chain to lessen the burden on the environment and to ensure that nobody is left behind.  

“Coastal pelagics are key to our fisheries sector...

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